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A letter from the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon
Office of the General Secretary

September 2, 2013

Dear Friends in the PC(USA):

We deeply are grateful for your prophetic stand against all kinds of violence in Syria and your condemnation of the use of chemical attacks no matter who was the user.

We here at the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon suffer with all who have been affected by the tragedy in Syria for almost three years now.

We strongly condemn the use of chemical attacks and all kinds of violence that have caused immense suffering, death of thousands, displacement of millions and destruction of civilization.

We urge the international powers to refrain from the use of power against Syria as any strike from the USA or any other power will only multiply the suffering and the human destruction. We appeal to all who are able, by the name of God love, to help bring violence to an end. Stop financing, arming and sending foreign groups to fight in Syria—help the Syrians to come together and  together build a new Syria.

We appeal for all who are concerned not to jump to any actions before really finding the truth about the situation in Syria—and what happened in 2003 must be a lesson for all.  Creating untruthful scenarios that cause destruction of human dignity and livelihood of people is a sin before God.

We appeal for help to stop violence and help bring about peace and social justice—violence only breathes violence, and justice enhances life. Help the Syrians have life, life in its abundance.

This is what we want to convey to the U.S. Congress.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

Sincerely, 

Rev. Fadi Dagher
General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.

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