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Stories from Syria: An evening with MCC & Peace House

On April 27, Father Lukas Awad, Syrian Orthodox priest in charge of the Archdiocese of Homs, will be joining us to share about church life and peacebuilding amidst conflict.

Father Lukas provides support to internally displaced Syrians in Homs as part of the Syrian Orthodox Church, one of MCC’s partners in Syria. He focuses on spreading a message of peace through his Parish services, a reconciliation committee, and his involvement in a variety of organizations that help those most in need. Father Lukas is an alumnus of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency (STAR) initiative, and MCC Alberta’s Planting Peace.

7-7:30pm - Arrive and enjoy lattes*, tea, and company
7:30-8:30pm - Conversations with Ken and Laura
8:30-9:00pm - Q + A and Snacks*

MCC Alberta: 210-2946 32 St NE, Calgary
(2nd Floor)

*Gluten, dairy, and nut-free options available

About Peace House:

We gather every 4th Friday of the month and focus on different social justice themes - you are always welcome to join us! Keep checking the Facebook page for upcoming events.

About MCC:

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a global organization working in relief, development, and peace. For more information, visit our website (https://mcccanada.ca/) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mccalberta)

Photo Courtesy of SOC
Photo Caption: Father Lukas leads prayers at Saint Mary Church of the Holy Belt in Homs, Syria. MCC Lebanon and Syria representatives Doug and Naomi Enns attended the Sunday morning mass during a visit to Homs in March 2017. MCC through partner Syrian Orthodox Church (SOC) provides monthly allowances of 50 USD to 550 families throughout Syria. During the winter months of 2016-2017, MCC also responded with heaters and fuel assistance. Names of SOC staff, volunteers and beneficiaries are not used for security reasons.