Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields 
8000 St. Martin's Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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7 Years, 4 months, and Counting: The Syrian Civil War

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields hosts world-renowned Philadelphia Inquirer International Columnist, Trudy Rubin speaking on the current Syrian crisis. The lecture is a fundraiser for St. Martin's ongoing refugee sponsorship of six Syrian persons. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for students/seniors.

About Trudy Rubin

Trudy Rubin is the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a member of the Inquirer’s editorial board. Her column runs regularly in many other newspapers around the United States. Ms. Rubin has special expertise on the Middle East, South Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe. She appears frequently on radio and television and in recent years has traveled repeatedly to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank, Russia, Ukraine, Western Europe and China.

In 2017, Ms. Rubin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and for the Overseas Press Club commentary prize for her columns on global issues. She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2017, for her columns on Israel and the Palestinians. In 2010 she received the Arthur Ross Award for distinguished analysis of foreign affairs from the American Academy of Diplomacy. In 2008 she was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for international reporting. She is the author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq.

About St. Martin's Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Launched in 2016, the Refugee Resettlement Ministry at St. Martin’s was created out of concern by several members of the parish about the global refugee crisis, particularly coming out of Syria. St. Martin’s Refugee Resettlement Ministry joins with leaders of faith communities, secular organizations, and citizens in the Philadelphia area to resettle refugees in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. We resettle refugees as guided by the Bible, “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19:34.