syria

Partnership Grants Help Lutheran Hour Ministries Alleviate Suffering in the Middle East

Through compassionate giving across the Synod, the LCMS was able to provide two grants to help Lutheran Hour Ministries expand its Middle East mercy ministry to people displaced by violence.

Lutherans to provide help for persecuted Christians, refugees

The Synod establishes a fund for donations from those who want to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts for refugees.

Parents of beheaded journalist drawing on faith

The family of Roman Catholics John and Diane Foley appear to be held together by faith.

Religious-rights watchdog: Pakistan, Syria among worst offenders


One of the nation’s leading champions of religious freedom implores the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights.

Christian leaders: Middle East Christians must not be forgotten

Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders join forces to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christian communities in Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

Syrian Christians may get pulled into civil war

Continuous clashes over the past two weeks have many Christians worried that they will no longer be allowed to stay neutral.

Christians in Middle East: U.S. attack on Syria would be detrimental

As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group says Christians in the Middle East oppose military intervention in Syria.