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The Syria Series//Intervening to Lay Groundwork//Dr. Jay Carney//

I should start off by advising you to read Tony Homsy's prayer/blog below rather than mine…it's perhaps the most eloquent and theologically honest response to the Syrian crisis that I've come across. And he speaks from out of Syria's experience, which counts for far more than my outsider view… Given my extensive studies on Rwanda,… Continue reading The Syria Series//Intervening to Lay Groundwork//Dr. Jay Carney//

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The Syria Series//The Big Bully//Shannon Fuller//

Shannon Fuller is a Freshman Cortina Student, studying Creative Writing and French. She is from Wisconsin. This is where she stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. As a young novelist and poet I seek to bring peoples minds and hearts back to whatever core beliefs they have. I… Continue reading The Syria Series//The Big Bully//Shannon Fuller//

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The Syria Series//A Prayer for Syria//Tony Homsy, SJ//

Tony Homsy is a Syrian Jesuit. He is currently a student at Creighton University in Omaha where he studies Digital Journalism and Computer Sciences. He wrote this prayer which was read today during a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Syria at St. John's Church. The text has been copied from The Jesuit Post.  Jesus, my friend,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Prayer for Syria//Tony Homsy, SJ//

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The Syria Series//Implement the Geneva Communiqué//Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-Moon is the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He grew up in the middle of a war. He has never been to Omaha, Creighton, or the Cortina Community. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. This is copied from the United Nations website (http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=7060) I am… Continue reading The Syria Series//Implement the Geneva Communiqué//Ban Ki-Moon

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The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

Tim Nendick is a wanderer and ponderer of the world. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student and then a 2-year Cortina RA. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. Violent intervention gives rise to a twisted calculus: these lives,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

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The Syria Series//Critical Perspectives

Today begins a series on the Cortina blog. Throughout the next few weeks, students, activists, & thinkers will be contributing their critical positions on the looming Syrian intervention. While some of these viewpoints may diverge or offer opposing insights, we hope that the variety of perspectives will help us be better informed and formed in… Continue reading The Syria Series//Critical Perspectives

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Monday Meditation: On Peace in Belonging

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF. You are a child of the Universe no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Peace in Belonging

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Monday Meditation: On Beautiful Speech

In my last year in College I set out to write an essay on the Art of Rhetoric. I had yet to find the country already lost to me in song and figure as I scribbled down names for sweet euphony and safe digression. And when I came to the word insinuate I saw that… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Beautiful Speech