|From: Mohammed, in Kandahar|
To: all kids in America or Iraq
"I love people all around the world. I like kids in all the world.
I hope we will have a good time with you in the future because you are kind and good people.
I love peace. And I like to converse with you because I want to learn something from you.
If you fight, it is dark and that country can't promote peace and they are so weak.
So, don't fight. Love each other. Learn something from everyone.
You are the future of your country. Love peace, don't fight anyone.
If you love everyone, you will be the victory man.
By my idea, the main solution for the world is not fighting, but learning.
Peace makes your life good in any country. If there is peace, there will be more learning.
Thanks for your letters and drawings. I hope you are in a good place.
You are so kind.
We are tired of fighting and want peace and love.
Try hard for peace.
Thinking of you and by the hope of peace,
from Mohammed, in Kandahar, Afghanistan"
|From: Harry, in Los Angeles|
To: Mohammed, in Kandahar
My name is Harry. I'm 16 yrs old and a high school student in America.
I have read your letter and am beyond inspired by your words. Your passion for peace and love are rare these days.
I also believe that the true test of a person's character is an evaluation of their integrity.
A "victory man" is a person that spreads love and ignores bullies.
It is people like you that destroy the unfair prejudices that are forming in times like these.
Your love and hope is what pushes people to stop fighting and join hands.
Your passion for learning is also inspiring to me.
I feel as if we both can learn a lot from each other if we were to meet.
One thing I hope you take from this letter is how big of an impact your words have had on me.
You are on the other side of the world, yet your kind words have me awestruck.
I hope you know that your English is great! Your handwriting is beautiful too.
Thank you for your letter.
I wish you well ~ Harry"
|From: kids in Iraq|
To: kids in Afghanistan
"Every tear I cry, every rose that I smell says I love you Iraq.
1000 wishes, 50 roses, and 100 kisses and sweetest compliments to the children of Afghanistan.
We are Iraqi's.
There is no difference between Shia, Sunni, Kurdish, Christian, or Turkmen.
We are all Iraqi's and send best wishes to children in Afghanistan.
Message to Afghanistan:
Pray for us to go back home to our relatives and neighbors.
We don't want anything else.
I am 10 yrs old. I work and built a house. Isis they came and took our house.
I wish to give Iraq the roses of the whole world.
Don't forget me Iraq."
|From: a young Syrian girl in Iraq|
To: the kids in Afghanistan
We send love to you kids in Afghanistan.
I wish you to have peace and happiness and I hope one day to come to your country.
I hope you forget the hard life. I hope your country gets peace and happiness very soon.
We wish happiness in your lives. I hope your life will be better and beautiful.
|from; a young Syrian girl|
to: kids in Afghanistan
Me, a young girl from Syria, loves you. From my heart, I hope that the world becomes better and has happiness for all kids in Afghanistan.
I hope one day your country will be blessed with happiness - that it will be like it was before and that you'll forget the bad times and the bad life.
I hope your country will be safe and that God will give you a better life and happiness.
I wish for all the kids in Afghanistan, to have old world Afghanistan when there was peace.
I hope we can one day meet in Afghanistan.
|From: a nine year old girl in Los Angeles|
To: Syrian and Iraqi refugees
"Hey, I'm Sophia.
I'm sorry for what you're going through. If I could, I would give you a big hug. I'm sorry you lost your home. I know how you feel.
I hope you're not hurt or your feelings are hurt because you're safe. I hope you feel safe. We love you a lot. I know it will get better.
Love and my hope, from Sophia in 4th grade"
|From: Mazar Sharif|
To: the World
"We are all created human beings. We are created by Allah.
Peace, love, kindness is our right.
We are the future of our country.
If there is no calm and peace, how can we improve our country?
How can we make a bright future for ourselves if each moment we see victims of bombs and crying?
Is it good for us?
Stop! Stop then! For how long?
We want peace and security.
We want life full of love and transparency."
|From: a boy in Herat|
To: a boy in Iraq
I hope when you receive my letter, you are safe and happy.
I know how you feel about the situation which is going on in your country because the same thing is going on in my country.
Neither me or you want this war, but this was imposed by our enemies.
Let's try to become very strong to stop these wars.
Then we can bring peace and changes to our community. I hope you understand me.
My final words as a brother to you, is that "let's be part of the change that we want for the world."
|From: a young girl in Herat|
To: the World
I dream of a world of peace
where people can live a life of ease.
A world where there is no difference between rich and poor; life being pleasant for living evermore.
I dream of a world of happiness; where there is no sight of selfishness.
Where each and everyone can get their needs; and have belief in their deeds.
I dream of a world of kindness;
where people can know that the value of love is priceless.
Where people could realize that of earth we are all children; and to have a kind heart is better for all men.
I dream of a world of loving mates; where people can realize that all are great.
Where people can know that in this earth; with a kind heart people must give birth.
I dream of a world of peace; where people can live a life of ease!