Officials and families seek news on Iraq Christian peace workers 12/12/05, 01.30 GMT
News on the continuing search, comment from a Canadian security expert, differing views on the implications of the captors' silence, and an update from Jim Loney's home parish in Ontario. [01.35GMT, Gulf Daily News: An Iraqi insurgent group claimed the kidnapping of four Iranians on a religious mission to the war-torn country, according to a video shown on the Al Arabiya channel. "Initial investigation confirmed they were dispatched on an official mission by the hawza (religious authority) in Qom," said the channel's anchorman, reading a statement from a group called the Saad bin Abi Waqas Brigades.]
Here is another support from Friends United Meeting, USA.
This litany of the Beatitudes was composed by Jim before the first Gulf War (thanks to CPT and Mennonite Church USA):