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Christians amongst the hardest hit in Syria

The Patriarch is a good man. People accuse him of being pro-government, but it’s impossible now, as a Christian, to side with the rebellion when the anti-Assad forces are completely dominated by Jihadist mercenaries determined to put an end to … 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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Mairead Maguire commends Mother Agnes of Homs to the American people

What follows is an open letter from my friend and hero, Mairead Maguire, to the people of the USA, commending Mother Agnes Mariam’s speaking tour. I had the privilege of joining both Mairead and Mother Agnes in the Mussalaha peace … Continue reading

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Mother Agnes helps evacuate civilians from the besieged rebel-held city of Moaddamiyah

It seems that Mother Agnes has aroused the ire of those favouring US intervention in Syria. Some have even stooped so low as to suggest that in this latest life-saving initiative Mother was acting under orders of the head of Syria’s … Continue reading

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Being a Christian in Syria is a vocation!

There is a wonderful blend of realism and hope in this interview with  Father Sammour. Certainly the work of the ‘Jesuit Refugee Service’ is something to give thanks to God for.  Father Sammour’s reflections remind me of the words of … Continue reading

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Syrian Patriarch says that Christians are being targeted!

Gregarios III was our host in Lebanon and Syria earlier this year. He has been an outstanding example of Christian leadership throughout the current crisis. Rather than hide out in his palace in the (relative) safety of Beirut, the Melkite … 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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Mother Agnes highlights problems in the official videos of the Ghouta gas attacks

As Mother Agnes says in the interview, these videos became quite an obsession for her. Apparently she locked herself in a hotel room and studied them for days on end, highlighting inconsistencies and other signs of fabrication. The responses to … Continue reading

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The Grand Mufti of Syria forgives those who killed his son!

Dr Hassoun is one of the most impressive men I have ever met. Certainly no one has ever made a ‘first impression’ on me like this man did. I had the privilege of being Dr Hassoun’s guest at the Umayyad Mosque … Continue reading

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