Students share plans for Iraq peace - Catholic Courier

Students share plans for Iraq peace

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth-graders at St. Lawrence School in Greece recently were asked the question, “How would you make peace in Iraq?” Below are some of their responses.

“Stop the fighting. Go ahead and worship who you want to worship. Just STOP!!! The person you believe in probably wants peace anyway. Violence is not going to solve anything. So other people believe in someone different. That doesn’t mean you should murder them! Everybody is different in their own way. Not everyone has to be like you. Everyday, everyone has something to say. If you don’t like it that’s your problem. Like I said before no one is the same. Everybody is different in their own way.”

— Connor Litzenberger

“My suggestion of how to make peace with Iraq is to tell everyone in Iraq that everyone should be treated equally and that we are sorry we were fighting with them and it was wrong what we were doing. We could say that if you want to fight that’s fine but we are done losing people that we love because of a gun, a bomb, and a lot of other things. And if Iraq starts to attack us, we could make a very big wall that not even the biggest ladder could reach. Hopefully this would work.”

— Meaghan Flaherty

“We should stop the Iraq war by separating the different religions if we absolutely have to. If its getting that bad, they might consider it.”

— Alex Rickey

“I would make peace with Iraq by saying you shouldn’t fight over the religion. You shouldn’t say you have the best religion and you don’t deserve the most property. Also you shouldn’t say whoever you worship is the best. I am sure your religion doesn’t teach you to say your religion is the best. That is what you should say to them.”

— Gabi LoVerde

“I have an idea about the war. I think if you let the war go then you can say that everyone’s religion is the same. If the war goes on then no one will be happy. If you can make peace then you won’t have to worry about it.”

— Nicholas Ringholz

“1. More people should try to volunteer.

“2. We can try to make friends with other countries. We should be nice instead of fighting. I think this will help.”

— Joey Chiapperi

“I think that we should say to them that we should stop fighting. We should also say that they can do what they want to do and somebody is not better than someone else. That is how I think that they will stop the war.”

— Rachael Manhardt

“I think we should help them build houses and stores. I think we should help them get the government to make a fundraiser in North America in every city in the states of New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Long Island, Maine, California, Nevada, Texas, Washington, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.

“There should be a large group of people come here and a large group of people stay there. Some people from our army stays there to help build new houses for people.”

— Michael Funio

“I have a plan how to make peace in the world. We should try to tell them that your religion isn’t any better than everyone’s religion. You can’t be the boss of everyone. We should train the army mostly on making peace.”

— Daniel Wurman

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