Senators Urge President Obama to Allow More Syrian Refugees to Resettle in U.S.

From eNews Park Forest WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)—May 21, 2015. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today led a group of fourteen senators in calling on President Barack Obama to significantly increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. The Syrian conflict has led to the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crisis and the worst refugee crisis since World War II. “Our nation’s founders came to our shores to escape religious persecution and the United States has a long tradition of providing safe haven to refugees,” the senators wrote. “The United States traditionally accepts at least 50 percent of resettlement cases from the UN High Commissio

Let Syrians Settle Detroit

May 14, 2015 Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan. Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, a Republican, has already laid the groundwork. In January 2014 he called for an infusion of 50,000 immigrants as part of a program to revitalize Detroit, and signed an execut

Five million Syrians at high risk of explosive weapons: Study

A rebel fighter uses a mine detector to check while cleaning the fields from mines and improvised explosives left over from by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad on the outskirts of Idlib city, Syria, after rebel fighters took control of the area May 7, 2015. REUTERS/AMMAR ABDULLAH About 5.1 million Syrians are living in areas at high risk from explosive weapons, some of which fail to detonate and so will pose a deadly threat for years to come, aid group Handicap International said. The global charity examined 78,000 violent incidents in Syria's war between December 2012 and March 2015 and found that more than 80 percent involved highly destructive weapons like rockets, mortar

MFA in the Abrahamic Family Reunion Newsletter

In a recent newsletter, the Abrahamic Family Reunion chose to lead with Dr. Georgette Bennett's March 26, 2015 Wall Street Journal Op-ed. To learn more about the Abrahamic Family Reunion please visist their website: http://abrahamicfamilyreunion.org/

'I saw children without heads': Syrian factory worker describes 'hell' of Aleppo bar

Man saw 'body parts everywhere' after attack on al-Fardous district of city Surgeon: crudely fashioned bombs are 'most horrible and hurtful weapon' Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still totally denies they have been used Accounts emerged in new Amnesty International report 'Death everywhere' A Syrian factory worker has described the hellish aftermath of a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo in a shocking new report on the conflict. Describing an attack on the al-Fardous district of Syria's second city, he said: 'I saw children without heads, body parts everywhere. It was how I imagine hell to be.' A surgeon in Aleppo said the level of injuries he'd seen caused by barrel bombs was unprecedented. 'B

"The UN will never abandon ‪#‎Syria"

"We have a duty to try. The UN will never abandon ‪#‎Syria‬" - UN Special Envoy de Mistura. https://twitter.com/UNGen…/status/595532354946490368/photo/1

MFA at the Truman Institute

In March, the Multifaith Allinace went to Israel to spread awareness about the Syrian refugee crisis. While there MFA's Syrian Associate, Amin Ahmed, spoke at the Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Watch his lecture here: MFA's Syria Associate, Amin Ahmed, gave a lecture in March at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. You can see a video of the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbLWq9jgVf8&feature=youtu.be

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