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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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All children should be afforded rights

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on October 13th, 2016

Since 1967, Israel has operated two separate legal systems in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. Israeli settlers — and their children — are subject to the civilian and criminal legal system. Palestinians — and their children — live under military law.

No Israeli child comes into contact with the military courts. Palestinian children in the West Bank face arrest, prosecution and imprisonment under an Israel military detention system that denies them their basic rights.

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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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