October 18, 2016
The ELCIC encourages congregations to consider ringing their #BellsForAleppo.
Churches all around the world have been ringing their bells at 5:00 p.m. daily for the victims of the Aleppo massacre and to demand an end to ongoing killing.
Aleppo is currently the largest city in Syria, however, if the severe bombings and brutal air strikes continue, city status may no longer even exist by 2017.
The Syrian Civil War is responsible for roughly 450,000 deaths over the past five-and-a-half years.
Included in that death toll are more than 15,000 children.
This bell-ringing initiative began with the Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Kallio in Helsinki, Finland, on October 12th.
The bells will continue to ring daily until United Nations Day on October 24th.
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For more information on #BellsForAleppo visit: http://bellsforaleppo.org