America is number one in power. America is very proud! I am thankful that the war is over but I am ashamed and saddened by the heavy loss of life, reportedly 80,000 to 100,000.

We have contributed to the degradation of the world. Now we need to cleanse our national conscience and imagination to be able to hope, dream and work for a truly caring world, one in which there will be genuine communication, true compassion and a full recognition of our connectedness and human unity.

Peace cannot be achieved nor kept by destructive force.

 — Letter to the editor from Holy Names Sister Claudia Foltz,  March 22, 1991