One of our First Unitarian Society youth — Southwest high school junior Sophia Morrissette — won a third-place scholarship in an essay contest sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, a coalition of over 70 peace and justice organizations throughout the state. She was invited to read her essay at the Alliance annual peace event, held at the Perpich Center for the Performing Arts on November 10.
Morrissette learned about the contest from an FUS member who encouraged her to consider submitting an essay.
The question Morrissette addressed was: Identify one or more root causes of conflict. Describe ways to resolve conflict, locally or internationally.
Her essay is attached.