Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war. The news is full of stories of protests, of arrests, of politicians making speeches. Others are reflecting on the stories of those who have returned from the war, those who have lost loved ones in the war, those who have been displaced from their homes due to the war.

The reaches of war are staggering. The length of this war is saddening. Yet the number of people who believe in peace and who are speaking out for it is growing.

We must not stop here.

I think of the words of Dorothy Thomson, a journalist in the early and mid 20th century: