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'To Bless All Mankind'

Ellis Island of the South

From the March 21, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


In another life, one man owned blacksmith shops, a second sold mattresses, and a third labored as a skilled mason. Now the former Syrian patriarchs are standing nervously on a stage at the Clarkston Community Center in this Atlanta suburb, where the mayor and a local congressman are welcoming them.