Government Type: presidential republic; highly authoritarian regime
URGENT is engaged in the following activities within Syria:
Praise God that Christian Syrians are allowed by their government to practice their faith. Though Christians are not given full rights as citizens, they are able to worship together. Christians who convert from Islam, however, are subject to attacks by militant Islamists. Remaining areas in the country are controlled by extremist groups, and in these areas it is not possible to publicly practice Christianity. (Source: Open Doors)
Pray that Syrian Christians might be able to safely worship together.
Pray for Islamic extremists to be confronted by the truth of the gospel message.
Pray for the rights of all citizens to be restored.