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Genevieve Jordan Laskey joined Catholic Relief Services' North East/Mid-Atlantic regional office in May 2013 as a relationship manager with a focus on youth/young adult outreach. Genevieve previously served as executive director of Romero Center Ministries in Camden, New Jersey. In 2007, after volunteering overseas with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Spitak, Armenia, Genevieve completed her master's degree in theology through Notre Dame's Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program.
October 10th, 2013

The headlines at the top of the NYTimes.com website today were all about Washington. I noticed one story buried on the page about Syria, and caught myself comparing the government shutdown here to the civil war there. Things are no better off for the Syrian people than they were two weeks ago, but our attention has shifted. Syria’s just so far away.
I remember an evening six or seven years ago when one of my college classes met at our professor’s house for dinner. Somehow the discussion turned into a debate on the war in Iraq. After a few points and counterpoints had been shared, a classmate stopped the argument in its tracks. She said that it was impossible for us to imagine what it meant to live in a war-torn land.…

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