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Syriac Catholic patriarch calls action by Islamic State 'attempted genocide'

Syriac patriarch calls Islamic State actions ‘attempted genocide’

August 27, 2014 BEIRUT – Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan called the Islamic State invasion “pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide.” “What we, the five patriarchs, saw in Ankawa, Irbil and other cities of Kurdistan, was something indescribable in terms of the violation…

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Young People Deserve to Experience the Dignity of Work

August 26, 2014 By Joanna Arellano  The La Villita (Little Village) neighborhood, also known as “Mexico of the Midwest,” has many faces. Bustling with loud rancheras and colorful taquero stands, it is still plagued with high rates of crime and gang violence, high poverty, under-resourced schools, teen pregnancy, and the lowest green space-per-capita ratio in…

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