Syrian rebels are trying to capture an ancient Christian town north of Damascus.
Almost a third of Syria's Christians have left since the start of the civil war.
The Syrian crisis is now two-and-a-half years old. and the damage of the conflict seems only to be worsening.
"People wonder why I am still staying in this country," says Hanna, a Christian woman living in Damascus. "I ask myself the same question time after time."
An Italian Jesuit priest who went missing in Syria several months ago is still alive, according to an Assyrian priest speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday.
A pastor from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.
Syria's 2 million Christians face an intolerable dilemma. The bad option is for Bashar al-Assad to retain his brutal grip on power. The worse option — for Chistians, at least — is for Assad's dictatorship to fall.
A Syrian Christian woman speaks from her heart about the war, how Syrian Christians are dealing with it, and what we can do.
Open Doors USA is calling for urgent prayers this week as U.S. leaders meet to talk about a possible attack to punish Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war.
"Total pacifists" would reject all military action against Syria. "Preemptive war" advocates might say we should have attacked Syria's war munitions sooner. A third approach to our question is called "just war" theory. These proponents believe that aggression against others can be justified under certain conditions.
The president wants to launch an attack against Syria. How should Christians think about this issue?
Why is genocide in Syria intolerable while infanticide in our country is not only permissible, but considered a constitutional right?
As Congress considers military action in Syria, I thought it might be helpful for Christians to review briefly the way theologians have engaged the question of war.
Thinking, biblical Christians can certainly disagree about Syria. And do. But the foundational consideration is whether war is ever just for those who are called by Scripture to be peacemakers.
The president has failed at foreign policy. His outreach to the Muslim world has produced disasters in Egypt, Libya, probably Lebanon and now Syria. Iran continues building a nuclear weapon because it doesn't think Obama will do anything about it. Lobbing a few missiles into Syria will change little.
ReligionToday.com talks to Todd Daniels, regional manager for the Middle East for International Christian Concern, about the war in Syria, the situation for Syrian Christians, and what the future for religious minorities could look like.
"I'll die ... but I'll die upon my faith."
As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wednesday that Christians in the Middle East oppose military intervention in Syria.
An American attack on Syria could affect Israel, and not just from the Assad regime.