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If We Want Peace, We're Going to Have to Learn to Say No to War

Vancouver Sun - Killing goes against everything we're taught from childhood about love and compassion. It goes against every religious doctrine and moral code.

It's small wonder, says Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, that so many come back from war "sick at heart."

Some of those soldiers never reconcile the fundamental contradiction between the job of killing and the belief that it's wrong. There are telling, but rarely noted statistics. Depending on which country's numbers you look at, suicide rates among soldiers and veterans run anywhere from twice to four times that of civilians. Read more.

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