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The Syria Series//From My War to Theirs//Jelena Pjevic

Jelena Pjević is a senior majoring in Justice & Society and English with a specialization in Creative Writing. She is a Formation Group Leader for the 2013-2014 Cortina Community. This is where she stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. “Think well about this, dear brothers and sisters, and… Continue reading The Syria Series//From My War to Theirs//Jelena Pjevic

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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//We Haven’t Even Tried//Westin Miller//

Westin Miller is a Cortina Alumn and a former Cortina RA. He currently works as a Leadership Consultant for Beta Theta Pi.  This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. I am not a pacifist. I follow the teaching of Christ, who was no doubt a… Continue reading The Syria Series//We Haven’t Even Tried//Westin Miller//

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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