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The CEO of Human Rights Watch has urged those looking to military action against Syria to examine more carefully civilian protection and international law.
Long-term, chronic crises of global unemployment, inequality, economic instability and poverty must not be sidelined by the G20, says CAFOD.
The World Council of Churches' General Secretary, says “we must do everything possible to starve the fire of war rather than feeding it” in Syria.
Last week the UK parliament voted against military action in Syria; in the USA, congress is getting ready to vote on the same question.
The now highly politicised immigration system in the UK and remorseless attempts by the UKBA to deny people entry or to deport them on any possible grounds produce daily injustices.
The UK government is condemning violence in Syria, days before inviting other brutal dictators to shop for weapons at a massive arms fair.
The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in 2011 has passed 2 million, with no sign of the outflow ending soon.
US Catholic bishops want a ceasefire and "a future for all Syrians, one that respects human rights and religious freedom.”
Three of Britain's leading Free Churches have applauded the decision of the UK Parliament to reject military action in Syria.
Ekklesia staff and associates have been busy commenting, analysing and reporting on the crisis in Syria and the responses of the international community, especially the UK and US governments.