The ongoing civil war in Syria is causing death to thousands and displacement to millions, and influx of military support on all sides continues to fuel this unfolding disaster. Faith groups are responding with a range of tools, from providing support to refugees to creating political space and support for Syrians who “believe in nonviolence as a means of achieving freedom, equality, dignity, and mutual coexistence to be one community of citizens in all its sects and identities.” Panelists with experience working on and in the conflict in Syria will provide a window into current developments, evolving regional factors, challenges facing Syrian refugees, and ways you can help support steps toward peace.
- Shane Bristow, Director of St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo
- Marie Dennis, Co-President, Pax Christi International
- Rev. Robert O. Smith, Area Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, ELCA Global Mission
- Razek Siriani, Syrian, former Ecumenical and International Relations Office, Syrian Orthodox Bishopric.