The Wichita Peace and Social Justice Center supports a full and immediate withdrawal of U.S. military presence from Afghanistan. We believe strongly that democracy is a system of government that works best when responsibility for creating, benefiting from, and comprising citizen-voice is firmly in the hands of the citizens of that democracy. In short, we believe that no true democracy can emerge outside of America if aided by American military might.
While the Peace Center disagrees with some norms of Afghan society,
particularly related to the treatment of women, we remain convinced that
violence, force, and oppressive military occupation model precisely the
values we would like to see diminished there and throughout the world. We endorse non-military nonviolent tactics for shifting norms and empowering Afghani female and male citizens.