Fighting continues throughout Syria and threatens to spill into surrounding countries where tensions between Sunni and Shia Muslims remain high. Syrian Christians have been frustrated that they have not been invited to participate in peace talks or international negotiations about how to resolve the Syrian conflict. They fear that unless their voices are heard and they receive support from the international community, the Christian presence in Syria will dramatically decline, as it did in Iraq. Learn more: English - Spanish.
On a more local level, national and local Catholic charitable agencies around the country have long provided services to people in need, regardless of immigration status. However, several states have passed laws that forbid what state legislatures consider to be the "harboring" of undocumented immigrants - including actions that the Church considers to be Christian charity and pastoral care to those immigrants. State immigration laws affect the religious liberty of the Church because they have criminalized these acts of Christian charity and pastoral care. Learn more about attacks against humanitarian services: English - Spanish.
Please visit the Fortnight for Freedom webpage for resources and more information on how you can take action to protect religious liberty. We invite you to join us in prayer with the Litany for Liberty.
Litany for Liberty
Letanía por la Libertad