syrian civil war

Recently the online world has been filled with images of people in desperate conditions, images not from Pakistan or Syria but from the Greek islands closest to Turkey: Chios, Lesbos, Leros. One picture showed a migrant raft landing near sunbathing tourists on Kos, an island I once knew well. It was a way station on my yearly visits to the nearby island of Patmos, where St. John was once a refugee himself. I went there to visit another immigrant to Greece: a spiritual poet named Robert Lax, who was Thomas Merton’s best friend.
November 3, 2015

The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
September 14, 2015

As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
November 25, 2014

In the face of huge unanswered questions and with the unpredictable outcome of any act of war, U.S. military action against Syria is unwarranted.
September 13, 2013