The violence and deaths in the Syrian civil war grieve the Miami Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and we think the international community should respond.
However, military strikes would only bring more violence and death to Syria.
We ask for a political solution that relies on enhanced diplomacy, restricted flow of weapons to all parties in Syria, investigation of war crimes and increased humanitarian aid. Military intervention will bring more violence to a region that needs a commitment to peace.
Warren Hoskins, Miami