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War no more: 10 years in Afghanistan

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Earlier this month we observed the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. There was much cause for reflection as we looked back and remembered the events of the day, the courage and bravery of first responders, and the unity felt as a nation in the days and months that followed. U.S. Catholic readers shared their memories of that day and discussed their regrets, concerns, and hopes for the future.

Let us also remember that this means we are quickly approaching the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan. Sojourners has recently released a sobering video that reminds us of this, pointing out the war’s many costs to our nation, both monetary and moral.

As the video reminds us, we are all God’s children: those of us in the United States, in Afghanistan, and across the globe. As God’s children, we should hope for peace and war no more.

Related links:

The wages of war: The steep price of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan

Peace by piece: On peacebuilding with Maryann Cusimano Love