Concluding Declaration of the Mussalaha International Delegation to Syria, 7.10.201

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    Syria exhibits a massive and terrible breakdown of human decency and respect.  There are millions of innocent victims and many individual acts of heroism, but amongst the powerful we see an appalling degree of violence, hypocrisy and corruption. Tens of thousands have died, millions have been displaced, and nearly the entire population of 23 million lives in fear. The international community has stated and we confirm that the Syrian tragedy is possibly the worst since World War II. States, political organizations and combatants are the primary causes of the misery, which they pursue for their own advantage, sewing terror and manipulating the suffering to reflect badly on their opponents while all too often refusing to compromise or even talk to each other. These are the findings of our…
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Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire To Visit Syria On Peace Mission

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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…
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Stop Rape In Conflict

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This week marks the launch of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict unites us—400 organizations and 100s of individuals—into a powerful and coordinated effort for change. We will demand urgent and bold political leadership to prevent rape in conflict, to protect civilians and rape survivors, and call for justice for all—including effective prosecution of those responsible. Take the pledge today to support the Campaign at www.stoprapeinconflict.org. I hope you will include a personal pledge of action you as an individual or your organization will undertake in support of the Campaign within the community. Make sure to connect with the Campaign online during the Week of Action May 6-13.   Please use the hashtag #IPLEDGE…
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An Open Letter from Mairead Maguire

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  Trident submarines are the UK’s weapons of mass destruction. They must be resisted. I fully support ACTION AWE and its campaign to take nonviolent action in order to resist the replacement of Trident submarines. It is important and urgent that all of us must do what we can to stop the dangers of nuclear conflict and the real danger of slipping into world war III. People power is the only thing which will force UK politicians in 2016 to follow their conscience, and vote against the replacement of the UK Trident submarines, so we should increase our efforts and campaigns now - well before the next UK elections around 2015. It will be the Parliament that we elect then who will vote yes or no to the replacement of…
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