Saturday 1st June 2013 at 11:30, Conflict in Syria, back from the border, Can pacifists act?
Francesco Candelari, SG of IFOR , is just back from Libanon, on the border with Syria, where he met last weeks, together with Mairead Corrigan Maguire (Nobel Prize for Peace), several representatives of Syrian civil society in exile. What about nonviolent resistance movements in Syria, the civil society and the political actuality. Is a nonviolent response possible ?
Fr. Candelari has worked in the past as journalist and for the UN in New York.
The recent resolution (23 May) of the European Parliament about Syrian refugees (including deserters) will be commented by Derek Brett (UN observer in Geneva) and Sam Biesemans (Vice-President European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, EBCO, Brussels..
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