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Syria

World’s churches highlight plight of innocent fleeing violence in Syria

Speaking on behalf of churches across the world, WCC General Secretary has called for an end to the violence in north-east Syria.

17 October 2019

Global ecumenical body repeats call for release of Aleppo archbishops

The WCC’s Central Committee has expressed its concern at the “alarming and rapidly deteriorating situation of Christians in the Middle East.”

06 July 2018

World Council of Churches calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has issued a statement urging the international community to end the cycle of violence in Syria.

17 April 2018

British Anglicans visit Syrian officials hours after Western airstrikes

Former Bishop of Exeter amongst a group of British Christian leaders to visit to officials in Damascus hours after Western airstrikes.

16 April 2018

Church in Wales calls for “concerted diplomatic action” over Syria chemical weapons attack

The Governing Body of the Church in Wales has called for “concerted diplomatic action” following the chemical attack in Douma.

13 April 2018

Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral consecrated

Senior members of the Church of England joined the Patriarch of Antioch yesterday (Thursday) for the consecration of Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral.

25 November 2016

Anglicans hear of Middle East Church's work with Syrian IDPs and refugees

One third of the population of Lebanon are refugees from other countries, an Anglican delegation heard this week as they met with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut.

27 October 2016

Bells toll for the dead of Aleppo

A simple act of solidarity with the people of Aleppo by a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has turned into a global initiative supported by several Anglican churches.

24 October 2016

Aleppo hospital bombing constitutes war crime, says Church in Wales

The Church in Wales has joined five other UK Christian churches in calling for an end to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

20 October 2016

Assassination attempt on Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch

The former Bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford, the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, has condemned an assassination attempt on Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

22 June 2016