Have you ever noticed that whenever you see Arabic people in the media, they are screaming, holding weapons, or near something on fire?
You never see community groups in a meeting room, or hear voices of individuals, from countries being occupied or strafed with bombs.
That would remind you they are just like you.
Our friend Clare Grady, a peace activist, is going to Afghanistan as part of an international group to listen to peoples' voices, beseeching peace - specifically, young people.
The delegation was invited to Kabul by a group called Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers.
The young people of the group have never known life without war.
They are sponsoring a project called Live Without Wars. There will be talking and listening, a multi-ethnic walk, and planting of trees in Kabul.
The event takes place the weekend of March 19 - 21.
Clare leaves tomorrow. We made a donation to support the trip and hope you might, too.
Donations can be sent to Ithaca Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 293, Ithaca NY 14851.
More information is available at http://www.livewithoutwars.org/.
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