Call for the Syrian people
On 12 October, Pax Christi France President Msgr. Marc Stenger (photo) gave a homily (“Chrétiens et musulmans, ensemble contre l’inhumanité dont est victime le peuple syrien”) on the importance of Christians and Muslims standing together against the chaos, destruction and lack of humanity which have severely affected Syrians of all religious confessions across the whole country.
On 7-11 October, an inter-religious delegation led by President Marc Stenger visited Jordan and Lebanon to bring hope and support to Syrian refugee families living in camps and elsewhere. The delegation also met with religious authorities of these two countries which every day witness the arrival of more and more Syrian refugees in distress.
Members of Pax Christi France are raising their voices in a call for the Syrian people. In this call, peace is an absolute must and there is no peace without justice. The dramatic situation experienced by the Syrian people shocks and challenges many people. What is happening in the country is a challenge to humanity and a breach of religious principles. All parties in the conflict and their allies as well as political leaders are called upon to intensify negotiations for a political solution and to implement a cease-fire.
Read more (in French) on Pax Christi France’s website: http://www.paxchristi.cef.fr/