Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire and Peace People member Ann Patterson Left on the 1st of May for a 10 day Peace Mission to Lebanon/Syria. They had been invited by Mussalaha Peace and Reconciliation movement in Syria to take part in a mission of peace.
This Mission has the support of the Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III. The International Delegation includes people from Ireland, USA, Australia, Italy, Canada, And Middle Eastern countries.
Before leaving Ms.Maguire said :
‘We are grateful to Mussalaha for their invitation to Syria. We are grateful too for this Opportunity to join in love, friendship and solidarity with the Syrian people in these terrible days of violence, suffering and death in their country. We wish to learn for ourselves what is happening on the ground in Syria and what the Syrian people want for their country. We recognize that there must be a Syrian solution To the Syrian crisis and the people of Syria have a right to dignity, equality and self-determination. We take hope and are inspired by the work of Mussalaha who recognize that violence is not the solution but part of the problem and that peace and reconciliation is necessary for the survival of Syria.’
Mairead Maguire – Nobel peace laureate – co-founder peace people, N.Ireland
Contact in Syria; Mussalaha Reconciliation – email; firstname.lastname@example.org national mussalaha reconciliation – 00963112266500 – 0096311226650l