MFA Webinar | MFA Participates in IHRFG's "Multifaith Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisi

Speakers: • Georgette Bennett, Founder, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees • Shadi Martini, Senior Syria Advisor, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees • Kay Bellor, Vice President for Programs, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service • Will Recant, Government Affairs/Disaster Relief Expert; Assistant Vice President, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

MFA Religious Leaders Statement: End the Atrocities in Syria

Click here to view the full-page ad in the New York Times. MFA RELIGIOUS LEADERS STATEMENT – END THE ATROCITIES IN SYRIA We are members of the Religious Leaders Circle of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, a project of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. The Multifaith Alliance (www.multifaithalliance.org) is a coalition of more than 75 national and international faith-based and secular organizations committed to ending the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation. We stand with them and raise our voices, providing centuries of moral authority and a call to conscience that reminds us: “Thou shalt not stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor.” Leviticus 19:

Invite Refugees Into Your Homes and Hearts This Holiday

Khalil Mazraawi—AFP/Getty Images Syrian children play at the Zaatari refugee camp, located close to the northern Jordanian city of Mafraq near the border with Syria, on Dec. 3, 2016. As we prepare to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, we customarily take stock of those things in our lives for which we are grateful. Alas, this year, even as we count our blessings, we must also take note of what is happening beyond our borders. Today, a devastating war in Syria has left almost half a million Syrians dead and 4.8 million refugees desperate to find a safe haven. At a time when we reflect that America offered a future for those fleeing persecution in their home countries for a

A Complete Meltdown of Humanity

The humanitarian crisis in east Aleppo has reached dire proportions. In a situation being described as “a complete meltdown of humanity”, much of the world seems deaf to the desperate pleas for help by the people trying to flee. Any chance the 70,000 or so that remain had of escape ended today when Iranian-backed militias violently halted the evacuations. Those who have fled to the regime-controlled west side of Aleppo will likely become refugees as well, adding close to 150,000 more Syrians to those burgeoning numbers. The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA), a project of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, is guided by the verse in Leviticus— “Thou shalt not st

Three-Day Policy Summit in San Diego with Leichtag Foundation

MFA presenters (left to right): Sana F. Shtasel, Senior Advisor, Dr. Georgette F. Bennett, Founder, and Shadi Martini, Senior Syria Advisor. Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees Welcomed by Leichtag Foundation to San Diego Joined by Philanthropy, Advocacy and Faith Leaders for a Series of Events Benefiting Syrian Refugees Three-day policy summit showcased key learnings from the field; robust local and national discussions (San Diego, CA – November 28, 2016) - The Leichtag Foundation hosted a three-day policy summit in San Diego, at which the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) joined governmental, philanthropy, advocacy, civic, and faith leaders for a series of events benefitin

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