Last month, thousands of people in the UK stopped for a moment, lit candles, and thought of the children from Syria who have lost their homes. Many prayed, asking God to bring comfort and peace to the more than a million people who have left Syria and to the many thousands who are still in the country.
The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.
As in previous years, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the official ecumenical body for the churches in England, Scotland, Wales and both jurisdications in Ireland, is encouraging local study groups to meet and share their stories. Simon Barrow reports.