As the civil conflict inside Syria becomes more and more severe, targeted violence against Christians has escalated. The Syrian opposition is increasingly ‘Islamizing,’ and Christians are becoming more vulnerable in all spheres of life. Many Christians were reported to have been abducted, physically harmed or killed, and many churches damaged or destroyed. On Oct. 21, Islamist militias invaded the ancient Christian settlement of Sadad, killing at least 45 people, and injuring many more.
- For protection for the many believers who have chosen to stay in Syria to serve their communities.
- For Open Doors workers and partners bring relief to thousands of displaced Christian families.
- For a peaceful end to the conflict that has torn this country apart.
Quick Facts About Syria:
Main Religion: Islam
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism