Press release in conclusion of the 1 october 2010 about the
Week of spiritual jihad, through fasting, prayer
and sakina (God-inspired peace of the soul)
for reconciliation between the children of Mother Syria
at the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi
Monks and nuns of the monastery dedicated themselves, with friends and a number of visitors from the vast Syrian mosaic, to fast and prayer. We met daily in the church to read the Gospel, recite the Quran and meditate on a selection of texts about non-violent activism for reform, through forgiveness, through a dialogue based on brotherly reciprocal listening, through the acceptance of difference without conditions. A large number of friends (people and organizations) from around the world joined us in spirit, which made us feel deeply in communion and unity before God.