Tag Archives: Syria

Better is not what you think

What happens when doors close and we don’t see other doors open? Life is full of closed doors: unemployment, failure to graduate, illness, tragedy, lost friendships, divorce — the list goes on. What happens when you are stuck in the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is absurd and excessive

Forgiveness is not what our world preaches nor practises. The problem in religious circles is that we may preach forgiveness but don’t often practise it. When I listened to the speakers at the rally on Parliament Hill last week, I … Continue reading

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Signs of hope on the road to Damascus

Not only is the call to differentiation a personal challenge but a societal one as well. Even reformist movements, such as the Arab Spring which first began to spread across the Middle East in March 2011, can fail to represent … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Christians in Syria

Let us pray, Though we may be separated by thousands of kilometers and decades of memory, on this day and at this time we lift our hearts in your presence, O God, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in … Continue reading

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From Golgotha to Homs

This Holy Week our attention focuses on the story of Jesus’ Passion. For people of faith especially the suffering and violence to which Jesus eventually surrenders in death on a cross stirs the emotions and even brings tears during the … Continue reading

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