West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition Presents****************
Syrian War: Civil or Proxy?
What is behind the 9 year long Syrian civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands and created over 4 million refugees? How does it relate to the rest of the Middle East? Why is the U.S. so involved in Syria, especially now that oil is not as big an issue as before? Is Israel part of the story?
The Syria Lebanon Partnership Network of the Presbyterian Church, USA has visited the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon several times in the last four years. They consistently tell us the best way we can help is to get the U.S. troops out of Syria and all our proxy groups as well.
Pauline Coffman will review issues related to this unfolding Middle East conflict to provide a better understanding not provided by mainstream news.
Pauline Coffman is retired as Professor and Director of the School of Adult Learning of North Park University in Chicago She has authored numerous books and articles on Middle East politics. Her interest in the Middle East came as a Junior Year Abroad student at the Lebanese American University. She has led traveling seminars for the Middle East Task Force of Chicago Presbytery to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine. She is co-chair of the Seraj Library Project which establishes children’s libraries in villages in Palestine. She has been in the leadership of the Israel Palestine Mission Network and the Syria Lebanon Partnership Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2019
Lombard Mennonite Church
528 E. Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148
West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition • 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
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