As Syria enters its seventh year of war, the future of Christianity in the war torn country seems to be bleak. Reports suggest that 40 percent of the dwindling Christian population has left their homes with no intentions of returning. In the city of Raqqa, eleven thousand Christians were estimated to be present prior to 2011. Now, there appears to be only eighty Christians. Continued war, dictatorship, and terrorist action may be threatening the very existence of Christianity in Syria.
4/20/2017 Syria (Premier) – With the conflict in Syria threatening to escalate as it continues in its seventh year, representatives from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) have been telling Premier of their horror at what’s happening.
Speaking on this Saturday’s Voice For The Voiceless programme with Rick Easter, CSW’s Special Ambassador Stuart Windsor said the situation is dire and getting worse by the day.
He said: “It’s absolutely terrible, it goes back to 2007 and the Arab Spring when a peaceful march erupted and boys were detained and tortured for writing graffiti in support of the uprising.
“One was badly tortured and killed – sparking the Arab Spring.”