'I used to see my dad in my dreams:' Syria's children recall horrors of war

By Arwa Damon, CNN updated 4:43 PM EST, Tue November 18, 2014 Editor's note: Many children have lost one or both of their parents during Syria's long civil war. If you'd like to help, please visit the Maram Foundation's website here. Reyhanli, Turkey (CNN) -- Maram scrunches up her little nose and pauses as she remembers. The eight-year-old was daddy's favorite. "When he was going to work he was shot," she says. By whom, no one can say for sure, but Syria's merciless war does not differentiate between combatant and civilian -- and it is leaving behind countless children like Maram who have lost one or both parents along with their innocence. "I saw him when they brought him to the house when

Interfaith Lecture by MFA Founder Georgette Bennett

MFA founder, Dr. Georgette Bennett, Ph.D., delivered the Rabbi Irving J. Block Memorial Lecture on Thursday, November 13th at 7 p.m. at the Brotherhood Synagogue. Her riveting talk was entitled "The New Landscape for Jews, Christians, Muslims: Landmines and Ploughshares." http://brotherhoodsynagogue.org/

Vatican official: 'Humanitarian crisis in Syria is much worse than I thought'

Beirut, Lebanon: "The humanitarian crisis in Syria is much worse than I thought," said Vatican official Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso during a meeting Oct. 31 with U.S. journalists in Beirut. Dal Toso, secretary of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum for Human and Christian Development, had just returned from a four-day visit to the Syrian capital of Damascus. Prior to the trip, he said he thought Syria's humanitarian crisis primarily pertained to refugees abroad. The severity of the war's impact on everyday life for those within the country surprised him. "We normally see war as some people fighting with arms, but there is this concrete consequence for ordinary people who were living in a very stab

Testimonial Following An Event at CUNY Baruch College

A Testimonial for MFA's Work: The work you do is instrumental for our community's efforts to succeeds as a people, to exist productively within our complex world and to thrive as a nation. We constantly look for inspiration to move ourselves forward and to provide a spark for our own acts of kindness and humanity! [You] truly live the commitment, dedication and values that we hold so dear and aspire to emulate. We hope and pray to learn more...and participate in the process collectively and effectively. We look forward to working together and we hope so much that [you] could come back and inspire a huge group of various students here at Baruch. Thank you again! Ilya Bratman Executive Directo

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