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Continued Vincentian Response to the Airstrikes on Syria

In his article, Violence begets violence, Catholic sisters say, about airstrikes on Syria, Chris Herlinger of the Global Sisters Report interviewed Sr. Margaret O'Dwyer, one of two DC representatives at the United Nations, regarding the airstrikes on Syria: "We have...

Statement on the Situation in Syria from the Vincentian International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (VIN-JPIC)

"Five years ago, the leaders of the humanitarian organizations of the United Nations made an urgent appeal to all those who could put an end to the conflict in Syria and asked them to enact all possible efforts to save the Syrian people.” Enough is enough," they said,...

Aida Baladi: testimony of a Vincentian at Symposium 2017

We invite you to reflect upon the witness of Aida Baladi, president of the Vincentian Marian Youth of Syria, during the audience with Pope Francis, at the recent Vincentian Family Symposium in Rome, on October 14th.   In the name of the Father, the Son and the...

A Worthwhile Book to Read Spotlighting the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Recently author Melissa Fleming spoke to UN News about her book, “A Hope More Powerful than the Sea.”  Ms. Fleming is a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees.  She travels to war zones to illuminate the realities of people who have become refugees. In...
Syria: Not a Place , but a People

Syria: Not a Place , but a People

A military intervention in Syria will not give the results anyone wants. Instead, everyone will be the loser, and there will be no victor." writes a  Jesuit native of Allepo in Syria and the director of the Middle East and North Africa region for Jesuit Refugee...

Four Options in Syria

Four Options in Syria

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men, representing 17,000 vowed religious priests and brothers of the United States, ten percent of whom are foreign missionaries. released the following statement on Syria which calls for consideration of 4 options 1) Diplomatic...

Pope writes to Putin

Pope writes to Putin

Pope Francis wrote to President Putin with the expectation that his words be shared with the others at the g20 Summit. “It is regrettable that, from the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, one-sided interests have prevailed and in fact hindered the search for a...

Syria: Not a Place , but a People

Vincent on war and peace

Faced with war what would Vincent do? We actually know the answer... thanks to a wonderful study done by David Carmona, CM (Spain)  After pointing out the similarities between Vincent's times and ours he presents excerpts from Vincent that show us what he actually...

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