The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee raised prayers for an end to conflict and for peace in Syria, after more than eight tragic years of death, destruction and displacement.

“The WCC is gravely concerned about the continuing humanitarian impact on all people of the region,” reads the statement. “In this context of fresh violence and upheaval, along with other communities in the area, Christian communities are also suffering.”

The WCC called for an end to conflict, “in the north-east region, in Idlib, and throughout the country, so that the process of reconciliation and rebuilding of a shattered country and society can finally proceed.”

The statement also affirmed the WCC’s work “to promote and facilitate dialogue and mutual solidarity between representatives of disparate sectors of Syrian society, and to promote peace, justice and equal rights for all Syrians.”

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