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Peace speech winner looks at how to end the ‘environmental war’

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 07/08/2021 - 15:06
Allison Weaver with her first-prize check for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest

Juniors Allison Weaver and Linda Moyo, both from Hesston, were the first- and second-place winners, respectively, in Bethel's 2021 C. Henry Smith Peace Oration Contest.

Weaver's speech was titled “Our Opponents Can’t Fight Back: Ending the Environmental War,” and Moyo's was “There is Peace in the Midst of Chaos.”

There is a global war in progress, Weaver said, waged by every citizen, “from the tiniest baby to the most powerful politician, [who] are doing [their] best to kill the Earth, and … winning.”

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