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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: moral dilemma

Syria: moral dilemma

Syria: moral dilemma facing today’s leaders - Ethics of military action Ivor Roberts writes in the Tablet of  Britain.. After a suspected chemical weapons attack on his own people by the Assad regime in Syria, the clamour for the West to act is growing. But there is...

SVDP report of conditions in Syria

"We communicated almost daily with our colleagues in Hassakeh, Aleppo and Damascus, until Monday, August 6 when we lost contact." ... "I can not describe to you the fear and anxiety which are read in the eyes of those displaced. For the most part they have not been...

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