REFLECTION: Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

by Tony MaglianoThe heart wrenching tragedies throughout the Middle East are not the United States’ fault, that is, at least not entirely.The fact that many Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims distrust each other, that the Allies established artificial national boundaries to suite their interests after World War I, and that ruthless dictators past and present … Continue reading REFLECTION: Making bad situations worse in the Middle East

REFLECTION: Refugees and Christians in Middle East need our help and support

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR The news around the world is tragic and depressing. The fanatical fighters of the ​Islamic State are gobbling up land and murdering those who believe differently than they do. They are now armed with the American weapons left behind by the Iraqi army, which turned tail when Islamic State fighters … Continue reading REFLECTION: Refugees and Christians in Middle East need our help and support