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Syria: A lesson for all Christians

Carlos Ferreira

Thursday, March 8, 2012

When we look at a conflict we always think of the innocent people who are suffering without any blame -- the people who every day are fighting to survive, people who are persecuted just for being Christians.
It is very difficult to watch TV and see my brothers in faith suffering just because they believe in the same Christ we believe in. But it can also make us reflect on the words of St. Paul, “If God is for us who is against us,” because in spite of the persecution these people still believe and practice their faith.
For some Christians, the famous Arab Spring became a time of persecution bringing difficulty. However, we see them looking forward and doing everything they can to live their faith and put Christ in their life.
Looking at these people, we could feel like our pain is nothing in comparison. Here we can live our faith and go to church without being condemned or being attacked. How do Christians live in the midst of this persecution?.
This Friday on Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Kris Dmytrenko and his guests Carl Hétu, National Director of CNEWA Canada, and Fr. Estephanos Issa, a Syriac Orthodox priest from Toronto, will analyze the situation of the Christians in Syria and in other countries affected by the Arab Spring.
Join us for this discussion, Friday on Perspectives: The Weekly Edition at 7 and 11pm ET / 8pm PT. In the meantime, take part in the discussion on Facebook.

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