BY ISN STAFF | September 6, 2013
In light of the crisis in Syria and the threat of looming military strikes from the United States government, Pope Francis has called the world to action. During a speech on September 1st, the Pope proclaimed “for the whole church Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world.”
Ignatian Solidarity Network joins the calls of Pope Francis the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Jesuit Superior General in asking our network to participate in this day for prayer, reflection, and action.
Please share your thoughts tomorrow with the Ignatian and broader network of people of faith by using #prayforpeace on social media. Jesuit Collaborative will be posting updates throughout the day on their Facebook and Twitter, and we invite you to follow along.
Below, please find resources regarding Catholic responses to Syria as well as resources for prayer, reflection, and action.
Catholic Responses to Syria
Pope Francis’ Appeal for Peace (Full Text of Angelus Address) – Vatican Radio
USCCB, Jesuit Superior General join in the chorus against intervention in Syria – The Catholic World Report
On Syria: Praying because we don’t know what to hope for – The Jesuit Post
On bombing Syria: Why does “accountability always mean violence? – U.S. Catholic
What moral theologians say about getting invovled in Syria – National Catholic Reporter
Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Syria: Jesuit Refugee Service – Ignatian Solidarity Network