U.S. Faith Leaders Call for Compassion Towards Syrians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s executive order banning the entry to the U.S. of citizens from several countries, the majority of which being Muslim-majority countries, including Syria, and in light of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria, a coalition of diverse faith leaders united under the Syria Faith Initiative call for the upholding of our American values of accepting and giving compassion towards refugees, particularly Syrians who have been the victims of horrific atrocities over the past 8 years. While SCOTUS affirmed President Trump’s executive authority on immigration and national security matters, in light of the Trump Administration’s political rhetoric calling for a “Muslim ban,” we believe this travel ban is a thinly-veiled attempt to stoke hatred and division. Doing so comes at the worst time for the Syrian people.

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SFI launches at SCN headquarters in Chicago

We are pleased to announce the successful launching of the Syria Faith Initiative at the Syrian Community Network headquarters in the northside of Chicago on June 7, 2018.

Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Faith leaders, officials from the city of Chicago, and Iranian civic leaders, listened to heart-wrenching story of a Syrian refugee family resettled in Chicago and discussed the role of faith leaders in responding to genocides and made commitment to broaden the circle.

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