"We Must Stop the Potential for Further Violence in Syria: War Is Not the Answer"
Pax Christi International issued a statement on the occasion Action Day for Peace in Syria on October 24.
Five plus years of war has taken a heavy toll on our Syrian brothers and sisters.
On September 21 we will send a resounding interfaith call for an end to the devastating conflict that has shattered Syria, displacing over 11 million people - half of its citizens – and caused injury, trauma and death to hundreds of thousands more. It is time for the violence and war to stop and to begin the hard work of moving forward, toward a future where all Syrians can live together in peace and security.
The following is a press release announcing that Jesuit Refugee Service Syria has received Pax Christi International's 2014 Peace Award.
The following article was written by Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International and former director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC).
Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, contributed the following reflection which was published in the March-April 2014 NewsNotes.
As President Obama brings his case for a military strike on Syria to the U.S. Congress and the U.S. public for their approval, people of faith speak out with a strong voice to oppose the use of violence.
As NewsNotes goes to press in early September, the news cycle is dominated by discussion about a possible military strike against Syria.