Syria and the Limits of Human Compassion

The image of three year old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body laying face down on the shores of Turkey haunts me. I cannot stand it. As a mother of two young children myself, I look at him and I want to howl. I want to scream. I want to shake my fists at the heaven and …

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Recently, my husband and I went to visit with a friend who lost a loved one. It was a very somber visit where the feeling of grief and sorrow was in the air. We, along with everyone else present, hoped that our gathering would offer some relief, some comfort. But really, how can one be …

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