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Interfaith Hunger Initiative

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I am starting a club at my school whose purpose is to bring together the various warring peoples on this earth, through an understanding of our mutual need.
When it comes down to it, we as Americans go to war not in the love of death, but rather in the hope that we are preventing death. And when it comes down to it, the people against whom we fight, are fighting for the same reason.

The rest is semantics. We all abhor the death of children. And we all abhor the brevity of the consideration given to such matters.

I recently took up yoga, and i realized that if my neck was tight, i had to stretch my hips. Direct action is not always the best course.

I propose we fight war, by waging peace.

When a person is hungry, and a person cannot be sure of the next week's food, rational decisions are based in a different reality than the hopeful norm.

So I propose we reduce violence, by reducing stress. I propose that we reduce the ability of a person to rationalize negative behavior.

I propose that we feed people to make an effort towards peace.

For now, I am collecting food outside of grocery stores and donating to the YMCA in Blacksburg, the YMCA works with several groups to distribute food to those in need.

Your donation will go to the next goal of organizing an Interfaith Potluck.

I will need to rent a venue and promote the event.

Thanks a bunch!



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