Blogs

1 Sep 2013

The relief agency Mennonite Central Committee in the USA is collecting supplies and sending them to refugee camps in Syria.

1 Sep 2013

Months after the country's civil war began, the UK allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, says the Daily Record today.

1 Sep 2013

Obama's decision to involve the US Congress in deciding whether to intervene militarily in Syria poses new questions on what action will result.

1 Sep 2013

The decision of the UK parliament to refuse approval for a military strike on Syria has influenced President Obama to put his own plans before Congress.

1 Sep 2013

We should turn the crisis over into an opportunity, writes regional analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. With Russia on a back foot and Syria clearly anxious about the Western reaction, is it not possible to coerce the Syrian regime to sit at the negotiating table for a Geneva II style of negotiations that could usher in the transitional period. Do we not owe it to the people of Syria to try it, he asks?

1 Sep 2013

As President Obama proposes a military strike on Syria, the main ecumenical body for churches in the USA urges restraint and political alternatives.

31 Aug 2013

The President of the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference has urged “careful analysis and consideration” of the current situation in Syria.

31 Aug 2013

Following the UK parliamentary vote against military intervention in Syria, an MP has called for a redoubling of humanitarian support.