- More than 1,500 US military personnel have been killed and more than 10,000 seriously wounded in Afghanistan
- An estimated 12,000 to 14,00 Afghan civilians have been killed, with more civilian deaths in May 2011 than in any month since 2007
- The financial cost for U.S. taxpayers is also too high. In the midst of our economic crisis, U.S. taxpayers have spent an estimated $336 billion for operations in Afghanistan.
Ten Years of War
Today is the 10th Anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Please join me in praying for peace, praying for those who have lost their lives, and acting for a safe, swift and responsible end to the war.
If you also think the time has come to finally end the war in Afghanistan, take two minutes on this10th Anniversary to write to President Obama and tell him what youthink.
If you would like to start building positive relationships with the people of Afghanistan, consider participating in the next Global Day of Listening on October 21st organized by the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers.
God of Peace, grant your peace to the people of Afghanistan who have known nothing but war for decade upon decade. Comfort the families of those who have died on all sides of the conflict. Heal the minds, bodies and souls of those who have been injured. Inspire our world leaders and all of us to act courageously on behalf of peace. Amen.