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Conflicts Over War and Peace

By Remy Benoit

From Lynn Neary at NPR 'War and Peace' Sparks a Literary Skirmish.

From Morning Edition at NPR Guy Raz Bush Wants $46B More for Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan. Costs of this war surpass Vietnam and....

We use the word war so loosely - perhaps your writing can help to define it so it can truly be understood.

Everyone looks for compassion, for understanding, for some place in the world. Is there not a way that we can find that without beating each other over the head about it all the time? Perhaps if we started with Thank you prayers for what we have, we might take notice of what others don't - that would be a wonderful garden in which the beginnings of compassion might take root - food, a home, clothes for all might be a good place to start nurturing.


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