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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Syrian Crisis

As the world community debates what can or should be done to alleviate that suffering, NETWORK stands strong in our belief that violence is not the solution as it only begets more violence. Read more

Blog: Syria

Aug 27, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

What will be accomplished by military action against Syria? Read more

Response to the Killing of Trayvon Martin and Trial Verdict

Racism and violence continue to be two of the deepest stains on our nation. Each of us should take a moment to pray and reflect—but, only a moment. In our hearts, we already know that a moral nation does all it can to eradicate both. The time to act is now. Read more

Blog: The Guys With The Guns, and The Money, Won This Round

Apr 18, 2013 | By Rachael Travis

Sometimes it's hard to be a small lobby with not a lot of money to spend. Read more

Blog: Women United against Gun Violence

Feb 19, 2013 | By Jean Sammon

Women, nearly unanimously, support a multi-pronged response to gun violence that includes stronger gun laws and anti-bullying measures, mental health services and counseling hotlines. This is one of the major findings from a poll initiated by Women United for Gun Violence Prevention. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Calls for Immediate Action on Gun Violence Prevention

NETWORK strongly supports the administration’s recommendations to address the crisis of gun violence in our nation. Sister Simone Campbell, who met with Vice President Biden last week and was present today when President Obama announced the recommendations, calls on Congress and all people to support life by limiting gun violence. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Michael Brown’s Death and the Ferguson Protests

FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2014

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

The sin of racism taints our nation’s soul. Daily images of protests in Ferguson and photos of young Michael Brown and the white police officer who shot him break our hearts again and again.

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Safety for Religious Minorities in Iraq

FOR RELEASE: August 18, 2014
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: NETWORK today released the following new statement on the crisis in Iraq:

We know that "War is not the Answer." However, there are times when intervention is necessary to protect human lives. Today, we cannot sit by and watch atrocities happen to Christians, Ysidis and other religious minorities in Iraq.

Press Release: NETWORK Calls for Peace and Humanitarian Aid in Iraq

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2014
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: NETWORK today released the following statement on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq:

Blog: In Iraq, Ancient Christian Communities Are Being Destroyed

Jul 08, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Christians in Iraq are one of the oldest surviving continuous Christian communities in the world. The vast majority are Aramaic-speaking Assyrians, Armenians, Arabs, Kurds and Turcoman. These are the lands in which Jesus’s apostles and their disciples made some of the first Christian converts. In an interview in Christian Today (July 2, 2014), Iraq’s leading bishop, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I. Sako of Baghdad lamented, “We are losing our community.

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