عندما مات عام 1928 شارك في جنازته 50 ألف مسلم دمشقي من بينهم عدد كبير من شيوخ المسلمين، وقيل إن المسلمين أرادوا الصلاة عليه في الجامع الأموي الكبير لقرب مناقبه من الإسلام حتى أن الكثيرين أسموه محمد “غريغوريوس” و”أبو الفقراء والمسلمين،” إنه البطريرك غريغو ريوس حداد الذي كان شخصية إنسانية عظيمة وعلى درجة عالية من الوطنية والتسامح، وواحداً من رجالات سوريا الذين عرفوا قيمة الوطن وصانوه ودافعوا عنه وعن أبنائه بالحب والعطاء. علاقته مع الإسلام والمسلمين مثال يحتذى به في التسامح والمحبة.
Dr. Zaher Sahloul
When a seven-year-old student in eastern Aleppo was asked at the peak of the bombardment campaign by the Assad regime in 2015 to draw a picture, he did not draw children playing, nor did he draw a blue sky or a smiling sun. Instead, Ahmad drew helicopters dropping barrel bombs, houses blazing in fire and mutilated dead children in blood. In his drawing, the dead children had smiles on their faces, while those alive were in tears.
By Sally Hayden
The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community centre in Lebanon’s Shatila refugee camp. Yet the children are not hurt. They are yelling to express the anger and fear they feel as victims of conflict in special “peace education” classes.
By David Matthews
Only 6 per cent of displaced university-age Syrians currently in other countries in the Middle East are in higher education, expert warns
By Maanvi Singh
In different cultures, the source of that strength can be very different. That’s the finding in a study published in the journal Child Development. The researchers interviewed Syrian tweens and teens who had been displaced because of war.
By Mike Cummings
Researchers from Yale University, together with partners at universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom, have developed a brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have been displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria.
The abstracts below are from a longer research written by Ms. Sarina Roffé. Please click here for the full report. Sarina is a career journalist and holds masters in Jewish Studies. She is considered an expert in Aleppan Jewry. She is a member of Brooklyn’s Syrian Jewish community and the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. of New York.