URGENT: Syria Spotlight
Where We Work Syria

Syria

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
07
Religion
Islam
Literacy Rate
86.4%
People Groups
38
Unreached People Groups
19
Population unreached
31.9%

Climate: Mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus

Terrain: Primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west.

Environment Issues: Deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; depletion of water resources; water pollution from raw sewage and petroleum refining wastes; inadequate potable water

Ethnic Groups: Arab ~50%, Alawite ~15%, Kurd ~10%, Levantine ~10%, other ~15% (includes Druze, Ismaili, Imami, Nusairi, Assyrian, Turkoman, Armenian).

Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English.

Government Type: Presidential Republic; Highly Authoritarian Regime

How to Pray

Years of conflict and instability have created an environment in which persecution can flourish with impunity. In the few areas controlled by Islamic militants, leaders of traditional churches are particularly targeted for kidnap or attack since they have greater public visibility. Public expressions of Christian faith are prohibited and church buildings cannot be repaired or restored. Even in government-controlled areas, evangelism and converting from Islam to Christianity are seen as a threat to social stability and are therefore heavily suppressed. (Source: Open Doors)

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Pray that Syrian Christians might be able to safely worship together.
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Pray for Islamic extremists to be confronted by the truth of the gospel message.
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Pray for the rights of all citizens to be restored.

Unreached people groups live in areas where Christ is unknown and there is little to no local church presence.

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