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Supporting Syria – an address by Father Dave

An address given at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre on July 25th, 2014 It is hard to know how to talk about Syria as there are really two entirely different and competing narratives about Syria, and how you understand the … Continue reading

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Iraq, ISIS and Syria – what’s going on?!

So many crazy things are happening in the hell that is flowing from Syria into Iraq at the moment that it’s hard to know what is going on. As Christians we need to make a meaningful response to all this bloodshed … Continue reading

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Boxing in the streets of Syria

It’s been a long time in production but here it is – the video that I’ve been yearning to share with you since returning from our peace mission: “Boxing in the Streets of Syria” My plan is to use this video … Continue reading

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World Council of Churches calls for an end to violence in Syria

It is a shame that the church has no formal involvement in Geneva II. We take it for granted that the big decisions about Syria’s future are going to be made by the political power-players – most specifically by the … Continue reading

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The Patriarch prays for the success of Geneva II

What follows is the statement given by the Melkite Patriarch of Lebanon and Syria – His Beatitude Patriarch Gregorios III – on the eve of the Geneva 2 Conference. The Patriarch is (amongst other things) Mother Agnes’ boss. On the … Continue reading

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Mother Agnes nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The nomination has been made by Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire of the Peace People of Ireland. Press release – 4th January, 2014 Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross (civil name Fadia Laham) and the Mussalaha Reconciliation Initiative in Syria, has been nominated … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Syrian Activist: “I Want Assad To Win”

It is impossible to know for sure whether this particular account is genuine but indeed it reflects reality on the ground in Syria today. Indeed there may have been many who joined the FSA for the sake of a better … Continue reading

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Who benefits from endless war in Syria?

This is an excellent article by Kourosh Ziabari, not because it necessarily has all the answers, but because it asks some very important questions! The first question he asks is one I really hadn’t considered properly before. What is it that … Continue reading

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Middle East Turmoil and the Disintegration of a Nation State

The following paper by Professor Bill Stanley is as comprehensive as it is informative.  Bill covers everything from the tragedy in Syrian to the refugee problem in Lebanon to the history of Western intervention in Iran! Reading it, I am … Continue reading

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How Obama Lost the First Battle for Damascus

How Obama lost the first battle for Damascus by Father Dave Smith A good propaganda system aims at controlling the public dialogue, and in the marketing of war one technique that has proven very successful in recent years has been … Continue reading

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