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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//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//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//Creativity in the Face of Destruction//Br. Ken Homan, SJ//

Ken Homan is a Jesuit Brother. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. I have not been following the Syrian conflict as closely as I should.  I blame myself because I have recently… Continue reading The Syria Series//Creativity in the Face of Destruction//Br. Ken Homan, SJ//

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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