Syria

  • 13 Dec 2013

    Bishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh of Homs and Hama has repeated an appeal for the release of 12 women religious kidnapped in Syria on 2 December.

  • 12 Dec 2013

    Open Doors has presented a petition on the situation of Christians in Syria, signed by 309,195 people from 99 different countries, to the United Nations.

  • 11 Dec 2013

    Syrian activists abducted in Damascus must be released unconditionally, influential regional and global human rights organisations say.

  • 10 Dec 2013

    The announcement of a 22 January 2014 date for the Geneva II talks on the future of Syria is a ray of hope in the darkness that came immediately after an Open Doors Pray for Syria event in Oxford – and gave added impetus to our Save Syria campaign.

  • 9 Dec 2013

    The Conference of European Churches has asked European governments and people to act now and to provide protection for refugees fleeing Syria.

  • 26 Nov 2013

    World Vision has applauded the UN announcement for a set date of peace talks on 22 January 2014 arguing this offers the only real hope for the country's embattled children.

  • 16 Nov 2013

    Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either. Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. The inescapable conclusion – the revealing truth, if you will – is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy – and perilously so too.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expert commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at a variety of political, religious and legal realities making news inside and outside the region.

  • 9 Nov 2013

    As the region faces a bitter winter, Christian Aid has warned that the lives of Syrian refugees will be at risk due to inadequate shelter.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian from the Oriental Orthodox community in the UK has made a powerful statement on the troubling situation in Syria – and particularly the widespread mistreatment of Christians and others.