Bridging Borders: Finding Hope in Syria

Date(s) - November 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Mark's College

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We are pleased to announce that Fr. Nawras Sammour, SJ, of Jesuit Refugee Services in Syria, will deliver a talk at Corpus Christi–St. Mark’s.
“I appeal not to create walls, but to build bridges.”— Pope Francis
For years, Syria has been immersed in a full-scale civil war. The conflict has left hundreds of thousands of people dead, devastated cities, and drawn in other countries. At least 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, while another 5.6 million have fled abroad.
As the Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Services, Father Nawras Sammour, SJ, works to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Working in his hometown of Aleppo and throughout Syria, Father Sammour’s organization operates educational outreach for children, soup kitchens, medical programs, and more.
Join Father Nawras as he discusses the current situation in Syria and explores why bridging borders and not building wall is crucial for our time.
Fr. Nawras’s speaking tour is part of Canadian Jesuit International’s Tell Ten campaign, called “Bridging Borders”, which is being held in the lead-up to Giving Tuesday on November 27.
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:00pm
Location: St. Mark’s College at UBC, 5935 Iona Drive (UBC)
Cost: FREE. Please register to reserve your seat.

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