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Islamic Center act reminds us it's time to rethink war

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on April 3rd, 2017

The attack on the Islamic Center is reprehensible and inexcusable, and the outpouring of community support in response is truly uplifting. Understandably, there is little sympathy for Joseph Scott Giaquinto, the suspect.

A combat medic in the U.S. Army for eight years, serving in Iraq and Korea, Giaquinto possibly, and most probably, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His father, Michael, stated that he wants to seek treatment for PTSD for his son from the Veterans Administration. Gianquinto may be among the 20 percent of those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan who have PTSD, only half of whom get treated (2012 National Academy of Sciences).

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Sign nuclear weapons ban petition

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on February 13th, 2017

Last August, Strength Through Peace sent a letter to Nihon Hidankyo, the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, expressing our sincere apology for our country’s decision to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Mikiso Iwasa, co-chairperson of the confederation, replied, thanking us and describing their campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Portions of the reply are quoted below.

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Meaning of “Strength Through Peace”

Adapted from a message to the Ft. Collins Mennonite Fellowship delivered by Kevin Cross on July 4th, 2010

In a nutshell, the name of our organization means that pursuing truly peaceful policies toward other countries would make our society, as well as the societies with which we interact, stronger.  The converse of that statement is that pursuing warlike policies toward other countries makes both “us” and “them” weaker, more fragile.

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