SAC Announces Weekend of Prayer for Syria




Syrians deserve to live free. In light of the ongoing massacres by the Assad regime and its allies against innocent civilians in Syria, a coalition of interfaith partners led by the Syrian American Council will participate in a Weekend of Prayer for Syria from August 12th-14th.

SAC calls on mosques, churches, and synagogues across the U.S. to dedicate prayers during their weekly services this weekend for all innocent lives lost over the past 6 years at the hands of the Assad regime and its allies. We urge all houses of worship to use their sermons to discuss the conflict in Syria and to share facts about the ongoing oppression of the Syrian people. The below fact sheet will highlight the situation in Syria and will provide direction on how to help.

It is our duty to amplify the voices of the oppressed. We hope that together, we can help the Syrian people to achieve peace, justice, and freedom as soon as possible.
Help Rescue Syrians

1. The Syrian conflict can not be ignored.  
  • Assad has killed over 400,000 civilians, created nearly 5 million refugees, and displaced half his population in the past five years by deliberately targeting them with siege, chemical weapons, airstrikes, missiles, tanks, and artillery. 
  • The world has failed in its humanitarian duty to protect Syrian civilians from mass atrocities. Because Assad's savagery was not stopped inside Syria, the effects have spread:
2. Tell Congress to pass the Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act of 2016.

Tell your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 5732, the "Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act" of 2016 by clicking here. This bipartisan legislation, approved by House Foreign Affairs Committee voice vote on July 14, 2016, would:
  • Increase existing U.S. sanctions on Syria to pressure the Assad regime and its allies to (a) end deliberate bombardments against Syrian civilians, and (b) end their sieges against civilian population centers by allowing full humanitarian access for all civilians in Syria. 
  • Suspend the sanctions imposed by the bill only if the regime (a) stopped its attacks on civilians and (b) entered negotiations on a peaceful political transition in good faith.