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Pope Francis Calls for Day of Fasting, Prayers for Peace in Syria

Rome, Italy.  Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. The Pope made the announcement during the course of remarks ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer this Sunday. Below, […]

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In Support of Obama Request to Congress for Syria Strike

Washington, D.C.  President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people — including hundreds of children.  The Stewardship Report endorses this action to prevent the loss of more women and children. The President also […]

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Aya – One Child, One of One Million Syrian Refugee Children

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Her smile is contagious. She’s energetic, she’s playful and she’s talented. Eight-year-old Aya hasn’t been to school in two years, and she is eager to learn. Every day, she takes lessons in reading and writing from her older sister Essaf in the makeshift tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley – a valley crowded by […]

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UN: One Million Children Have Fled Troubled Syria

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations’ children and refugee agencies say the number of children who have fled the violence in Syria reached one million Friday, with another two million displaced within Syrian borders. Syrian refugee children try to amuse themselves at a camp near the Turkish border in August of last year. UNICEF and […]

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World News Focus: Refugees

New York, N.Y. Syrian Refugee Crisis Straining Medical Resources  As Syrians flee the conflict at home to refugee camps, U.N. aid agencies are struggling to provide much needed health services in those camps and in neighboring countries, a U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) report released on April 26 stated. Turkish doctor examines Syrian refugee child. UNHCR […]

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Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti’s Presidential Palace

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film “Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti’s Deadly Earthquake” was screened recently as part of the recent Donor’s Conference at the United Nations. The conference, entitled Towards a New Future in Haiti, was hosted by Haitian President Rene Preval, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton. Pledges from the […]

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