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ERLC set to launch #PrayForRefugees campaign on fifth anniversary of Syrian Civil War

WASHINGTON, D.C, March 14, 2016The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has organized a prayer campaign, #Prayforrefugees, March 15, marking the fifth anniversary of Syrian Civil War.

Campaign leaders are encouraging churches, Christian organizations and individuals to pray on behalf of the more than 13.5 million Syrians involved in the international humanitarian crisis. Participants are asked to share the campaign on social media by using the hashtag #prayforrefugees.

ERLC President Russell Moore commented on the campaign.

Every day reports of wreckage and bloodshed throughout the Middle East bring a horrifying reminder of how precious religious freedom is and the devastating consequences that arise when religious freedom is repressed. Christians are called by God to stand up for the sanctity of human life whenever and wherever it is challenged.

The lives of these many refugees fleeing the most brutal kinds of religious and ethnic persecution and oppression matter to our God, and so they should matter to us as well. As Christians, we don’t have to agree on all the details of public policy to agree that our response ought to be, first, one of compassion and prayer for some of our world’s most vulnerable and defenseless people.

The ERLC is joined by the International Mission Board, World Vision, World Relief and other organizations in organizing the campaign.

For more information and resources about the campaign visit: “www.prayforrefugees.com.”:www.prayforrefugees.com

The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

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