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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