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Friday, July 23, 1982 49

Lebanese-Descended Sr. Agnes in Race for Congress

An already heated cam-
paign for the Democratic
nomination for the U.S.
House of Representatives,
to succeed Congressman
William Brodhead who de-
cided not to run for re-
election, is assuming added
interest with the candidacy
of Sister Agnes Mary Man-
sour.
As president of Mercy
College, Sister Agnes was
primarily responsible for
the introduction of the
series of lectures and
studies on the Holocaust,
which included distin-

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have strongly supported will make it more difficult. that kind of peace is not
Holocaust studies and inter- for either side to accept the likely to be achieved on the
faith dialogue at Mercy Col- other as a potentially peace- . field of battle."
lege of Detroit.
ful neighbor.
"There are a variety of
"The necessary first step
The web of our life is of a
legitimate rights that in the building of true and mingled yarn, good and ill
need to be respected in lasting peace in the Middle together: our virtues would
the Middle East. Israel East — that people of good be proud if our faults whip-
has a right to exist in sec- will desire no matter the na- ped them or not; and our
urity; the Palestinians tionality, religion or geog- crimes would despair if they
have a right to self-rule; raphical boundary — is the were not cherished by our
Lebanon has a right to realization on all sides that own virtues.
control its own destiny.
"I am convinced that 5 Music b y
these various rights can all
be respected. I am convinced
that the different people of
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SISTER AGNES MANSOUR the Middle East want to live
in peace side by side. The
968-2563
guished scholars and writ- Palestinian problem can
ers, Elie Wiesel among and must be resolved. But
these developments can
them.
Sister Agnes visited Is- only take place when bat-
rael last ,November and tles are not raging.
"While some temporary
takes a deep interest in Is-
rael and the Middle East. A sense of security may ap-
native Detroiter who was pear to be gained by milit-
baptized a Roman Catholic, ary action, the long-range
write the best prescription for
her parents were Lebanese result is that real peace be-
comes
more
difficult.
Ex-
and were Maronite
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tremists among the Pales-
Catholics.
Her supporters are tinians are likely to gain
from all denominations. support from the defeat of
Jeffrey Schreiber
At a press conference, the PLO — and the fresh
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\ participants backing her memories of violent death
included former Con-
gresswoman Martha
Griffiths and her hus-
band, Judge Griffiths,
Miles Jaffe and several
other prominent Detroit-
ers.
Jaffe expressed his sup-
port in a statement declar-
ing:
"I have never before pub-
licly supported a Democra-
tic candidate for the United
States Congress. This year,
I am supporting Agnes
Mary Mansour for Congress
from the 17th District.
The Governor was right . . . He's the best man for the job
"There are candidates for
Congress who, if elected,
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will maintain the existing
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level of integrity and com-
petence in that body. I know
three other Democratic
candidates in the 17th Dis-
trict, and I believe each of
them would. Only rarely are
there candidates who have
the strength of character
and ability to raise that
_level. Agnes Mary Man-
sour, in my judgment, is
such a candidate, and there-
fore, has my strong support.
"She is a scientist . . .
she is also a humanist
. . . she is courageous
. . . she has practical
wisdom . . . and she is
familiar with the prob-
lems and issues in the
health care field."
Sister Agnes said she
plans to continue her spon-
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sorship of Holocaust studies
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"I feel personally close to
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the situation in Lebanon. I
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am myself an American of
Lebanese descent. At the
same time, I have partici-
pated in Jewish-Christian
solidarity programs and

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