Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Ignoring Assad’s crimes won’t work Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Ignoring Bashar al-Assad’s crimes will not lead to peace. Mazen Darwish, who is a Syrian lawyer and Director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, says Assad’s victims deserve justice. “To deny them justice is to make a mockery of all that they have suffered. We must realize the extent of what’s Read more

How much sleep did you lose over the Syrian children? Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Let’s start by telling the truth: we love a tiny fragment of the world’s population. I didn’t lose a wink of sleep over the Syrian women and children who died because of chemical weapons. I don’t feel a twinge of guilt when I eat my dinner and think of hungry, homeless families sleeping under interstate Read more

Pope Francis and Syrian Patriarchs react to airstrikes Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Church leaders including Pope Francis and the Syrian Patriarchs are condemning last weekend’s airstrikes by the United States (US), Britain and France. War planes and ships launched over 100 missiles at three chemical weapons storage and research facilities near Damascus and Homs. The airstrikes sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack Read more

Has the world forgotten about Syria? Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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The war in Syria is by no means over, but it rather carrying on under the radar of the usual barrage of news stories we prefer to read about. In the last week or so, the Assad regime is dealing with the last remaining rebel enclave near Damascus, Eastern Ghouta. This enclave has a population Read more

Muslim extremist surrenders life to Christ Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A Muslim extremist in Syria surrendered his life to Christ after experiencing the hospitality of Christians and hearing the Gospel from a local pastor. According to Open Doors USA the pastor was talking about a church event involving feeding the people who were still in the city and sharing the Gospel to those who were Read more

Simple technology helps prevent refugee sex trafficking Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Refugee protection

When Syrian refugees leave their camps, they pack three items: food, water, and light. The first two generally come in the form of packages from the United Nation’s World Food Program or other nonprofit organizations. The latter, however, traditionally came in the form of kerosene lamps, which are less than ideal. In fact, they’re often Read more

Half Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled their homelands Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Iraqi and Syrian Christians have fled their homelands in huge numbers since 2011. About half of them have have left so far, says a report released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. Read more Related Posts:Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and…Iraqi archbishop caught by US ban on visitorsUK Catholics welcome Read more

Church condemns US Syria missile strike Comments 1

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Church leaders have condemned Friday’s US missile strike in Syria. They say it will only extend the country’s civil war, with Christians being its primary victims. The Pentagon says the missile strike was a retaliatory move following what appeared to be a chemical attack  that killed 80 civilians in Syria’s Idlib province. While many  Catholic Read more

Migrants paying the price in Europe says Caritas Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Migrants are paying a heavy price in Europe because of an agreement made a year ago between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, says Caritas The agreement aimed to stem the flow of migrants and refugees seeking protection in Europe. Caritas says the agreement has left thousands of vulnerable people stranded in degrading conditions in Read more

Aleppo conditions still “dire” Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Aleppo and the conditions people have to live in are still “dire” says a Syrian priest. Father Ziad Hilal said “Previously, the dollar used to be worth 50 Syrian pounds, today it is equivalent to more than 520 Syrian pounds. Ten times more! The people of Aleppo lack money to live on, few people have Read more