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www.wmfd.com - War is not the answer was the clear message members of the Ashland Center for Non-Violence at Ashland University and concerned residents shared at a Vigil Against Violence: Syria, Monday evening. }}" />

   
 
 
Community Members Gather To Support Non-Violence In Syria

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  Original Published: 9/10/2013War is not the answer was the clear message members of the Ashland Center for Non-Violence at Ashland University and concerned residents shared at a Vigil Against Violence: Syria, Monday evening. The peaceful protest was held at the intersection of Claremont and College Avenues. The vigil grew out of the current controversy whether U.S. military forces should strike Syria in the aftermath of a large scale chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens. "There is a group of us and large group across the country who object to the idea of using violence against Syria. We don't think violence does anything but create more violence," John Stratton, Director of Ashland Center for Non-Violence said. "The mission here is for people to state their opinions and to let the world know that there is a different way than war and attacks that way is peace," said Ashland resident Jim Sorenson. Opponents of the proposed military action have suggested other ways to handle the situation including criminal charges against Syrian president Assad in the International Criminal Court and humanitarian efforts to help people fleeing Syria.
   
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