Multifaith Leader Calls for UN to Increase Cooperation with NGOs to Aid Syrian War Victims

Multifaith Alliance Founder Dr. Georgette F. Bennett called for greater cooperation between the United Nations and NGOs during a stirring Aug. 26 keynote address at the 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations. Dr. Bennett noted that the United Nations has been overwhelmed with the Syrian refugee disaster and a growing global migration crisis, and hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) stand ready to pitch in. “The question is, how can [the] UN and NGOs work together to empower vulnerable populations,” Dr. Bennett said at the conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UN. “We see a perfect opportunity for NGOs to work with the UN and supplement, and in many cases reliev

Multifaith Alliance founder speaks at world renowned Chautauqua Institution on Europe's struggle

Bennett to explore Europe’s opposing trends: religiosity, secularization By Alexandra Greenwald for CHQDaily Georgette Bennett has worked with the International Rescue Committee for 23 years, but when that committee issued a report on the Syrian crisis in 2013, it sat on her desk, unread, for five months. When she finally read it, she remembered the words of Leviticus 19:16, “Thou shalt not stand by idly while the blood of your brother cries out from the Earth.” This moment led to the founding of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, an organization that brings groups together to raise awareness and funds for victims of the Syrian Crisis. Under the auspices of the Multifaith Alliance,

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