Survey Finds Professing Christians Apathetic Toward Plight of Syrian Refugees

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Syria (Mission Network News) While the conflict in Syria intensifies, it seems as if Americans—specifically Christians—are only becoming more apathetic.

According to a survey by World Vision, 38 percent of those who described themselves as committed Christians had taken action for refugees in the past two years—a six percent drop from 2015. In 2015, 40 percent of Christians said they prayed for refugees, while only 19 percent of Christians said they did in 2016.

“The news nightly just pounds away with pictures and videos and new statistics and this many killed, and this many wounded, and after a while it really has an adverse effect on people to where they almost just tune it out,” says Tom Doyle, Vice President of church and ministry partnerships for e3 Partners and author of “Killing Christians.”

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  • Robert

    Baptists think the church is visible Lutherans do not they believe the true Christian church is not visible.. So Lutherans would think the whole christian chutch is praying for other christians and baptist would not.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    American Christians always do the greatest things for the entire world, but they are being persecuted by the Sodomic Americans this century. The battles are carried out both outside and inside.

  • jscotttheory

    “In 2015, 40 percent of Christians said they prayed for refugees,” In other words, 40% of Christians have done nothing of substance to contribute toward ameliorating a deplorable situation.