SYRIA: Genocide, crimes against humanity, and refugees

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR Thirty Christian leaders, including Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, have written¬†a letter¬†to Secretary John Kerry calling on the State Department to include Syrian and Iraqi Christians among those listed as victims of genocide by the Islamic State group (also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh). "We recently learned … Continue reading SYRIA: Genocide, crimes against humanity, and refugees

TAKE ACTION: Protect deserving, carefully vetted Syrian and Iraqi refugees and their families fleeing violence and death

from Justice for Immigrants Background: In the aftermath of the violent attacks on Paris, 31 governors made public statements that they wanted resettlement of Syrian refugees halted in their states. Days later, the U.S. House of Representatives, with comparable intentions, passed H.R. 4038, The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which would effectively halt … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Protect deserving, carefully vetted Syrian and Iraqi refugees and their families fleeing violence and death