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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Love, Hate and Reconciliation in Syria

Susan Dabbous, JESC Communications Assistant

When I learnt of Father Frans van der Lugt SJ's death I was tempted to hate. I could imagine his killers - their faces, their features, the colour of their clothes, the repeated ritual words that would have come out of their mouths at the moment they knocked at his house in Al Bustan and then shot him. I imagined I could smell the dusty carpets on which they would have slept just before shooting an innocent man. Why would an Islamist rebel group in Homs kill a priest, a Jesuit, a Dutch man who decided to move to Syria fifty years ago and stayed for the rest of his life? He arrived when he was in his late twenties and fell in love with Syria, the same beautiful country where I was born 37 years ago. I lived for most of my life in Rome, raised i...

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