Students Beyond War brought messages of peace and lumps of coal to four presidental campaign offices in Des Moines on a cold, sunny day before Christmas. The high-schoolers called upon all the presidential contenders to move "toward a civilian economy and away from perpetual warfare."
The students found Mitt Romney's and Newt Gingrich's offices locked, but were able to speak with campaign staffers for Barack Obama and Michele Bachmann. KCCI TV in Des Moines filed this report.
There are far too many people dying in Afghanistan...
Die - In, sponsored by Students Beyond War, co-sponsored by the Catholic Peace Ministry
Wear Black please (suggested, not required)
Bring our teenagers and adults home from Afghanistan -- Stop war, no more deaths, no more dollars .....
Train doctors and nurses, not soldiers.
War represents a total failure of the human spirit -- Robert Fisk
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
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