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Maaloula – lest we forget

The following article and images were submitted by freelance journalist, Sophie Mangal – a woman with a genuine passion for Syria, for the church, and for justice. You can read more about the author at the end of the article. … Continue reading

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Al sham – the name says it all

WHEN are the lads from Al-Qaeda not such a bad lot, after all? When they are having a crack at the Middle East’s last remaining secular government, it seems. That’s right, Al Qaeda – the mob who flew into the … Continue reading

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Syria has won the war! (almost)

Traditional wisdom tells us that we shouldn’t count our chickens before they hatch. Even so, it is hard to resist celebrating the most recent developments in the war on Syria. Thanks to a bit of help from mother Russia, it … Continue reading

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Syrian crisis requires friendship, not aggression

The following article was officially co-authored by Professor Tim Anderson and myself (though it was largely Tim’s work with some tweaking from me). Tim and I were together in Syria for the latter part of July though we had come with slightly … Continue reading

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Declassified documents expose US support for ISIS and nobody cares!

The Western narrative used to justify the destruction of Syria looks increasingly brittle and self-contradictory as it evolves with time. This latest batch of declassified documents expose US hypocrisy on two important issues: Firstly, contrary to all official US pronouncements, it … Continue reading

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Those who kill in the name of God do not know God

Traditional wisdom says that a fish rots from the head down. In other words, when a government or other organisation is dysfunctional the problem can generally be traced back to those at the top. The opposite must also be true … Continue reading

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What’s really going on in Yarmouk?

I thought it might prove difficult to get to Yarmouk. My God, it’s hard enough to get into Syria at the moment! At first I thought we weren’t even going to make it out of Sydney! As soon as the … Continue reading

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ISIS shows its true colours in Yarmouk! They are the enemy of the Palestinian people.

ISIS has shown its true colours! They are the enemies of the Palestinian people! Commentators around the world are appalled at the ISIS take-over of Yarmouk refugee camp, still home to around 18,000 Palestinians, and supposedly only a ’10-minute bus … Continue reading

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Mairead Maguire: “We must each do all in our power to Resist and Stop this latest drive to war!”

I’m proud to call Mairead Maguire my friend, not only because of her historic work in Northern Ireland that earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976, but even more so on account of the way she continues to pour … 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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