Syria Resources

Regarding the facts:

Talking Points from Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project Institute for Policy Studlies

Tom Hayden – A Call for Forceful Diplomacy

9 Ways America Has Fueled the Bloody Civil War in Syria: America has undermined opportunities for ceasefire in Syria and a peaceful political transition. AlterNet- by Nicolas J.S. Davies

McClatchy News Service, “To some, US case for Syrian gas attack, strike has too many holes,”

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, “Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?”

International Law:

Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro “On Syria, a U.N. Vote Isn’t Optional,”  New York Times Op Ed,

“The Rush to Bomb Syria: Undermining International Law and Risking Wider War,” Western States Legal Foundation Briefing Paper,

What Makes America So Prone to Intervention?: A conversation with Stanley Hauerwas, pacifist theologian, on Syria and why “humanitarianism” is a red herring. 


Faith Group Statements Opposing Military Action in Syria—Not Exhaustive:

Letter from Trappist Nuns in Syria: “Blood Fills our Streets, our eyes, our hearts”  (

Pope Francis: violence begets violence

Pax Christi International:

Pax Christi USA: (links to US Bishops and Pope’s statements on web site)

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas:

NETWORK: National Catholic Social Justice Lobby:

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and action items from CMSM, incl.  Syrian bishop speaking out against U.S. Military Action:

NCR Article:  What moral theologians say about getting involved in Syria


Pax Christi USA: (links to US Bishops and Pope’s statements on web site)

Mennonite Church USA: and

United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ: and

Presbyterians (PCUSA):


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