Oakland’s Judge Hala Jarbou honored with award

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By Aileen Wingblad, awingblad@digitalfirstmedia.com,, @awingblad on Twitter
An Oakland County judge was recently honored with the Pillar of Justice Award, given to experts in the field of law considered to be held in high esteem by their peers, and to recognize their exemplary community service. Continue reading

Syria’s Christians Reckon With Survival

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By Amy Fallas
On April 13, a U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on strategic targets in Syria. The attacks were a response to growing evidence that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold east of Damascus. A Continue reading

The tortured history of Syria

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Alia Malek’s memoir on Syria addresses the upheavals the country went through, from the Ottomans to the French and after.
By Adil Bhat
Syria’s civil war has entered its eighth year. The future of the conflict lies in its past: the Continue reading

Pope arrives in Geneva to visit World Council of Churches

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Pope Francis salutes as he boards the airplane for the ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva, at the ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’ airport in Fiumicino, in the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The visit is part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. (Telenews/ANSA via AP) Continue reading