As war in Syria escalates, UCC partners describe danger, express dismay


October 15, 2019

As war in Syria escalates, United Church of Christ partners are expressing concern for people and churches caught in the crossfire, and dismay at the floodgate of violence opened by a sudden U.S. military withdrawal.

"The latest invasion by Turkey to the Syrian territories (in) the northeast opened a new phase of the war in Syria," said the Rev. Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical (Presbyterian) Synod of Syrian and Lebanon, in an Oct. 12 statement. The Synod is a partner of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) through Global Ministries.

Turkey's current advance started Oct. 9 after President Donald Trump's abrupt Oct. 7 decision to withdraw troops from northeast Syria, where they had been allied with a Kurdish militia. -> Read more! ->


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