(ST. LOUIS, MO, 12/20/2016) â€“ On Wednesday, December 21, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will join a vigil for the civilians suffering in Aleppo, Syria.
WHAT: St. Louis Vigil for Aleppo, Syria
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21, 7 P.M.Â
WHERE: St. Louis City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis MO, 63103
CAIR-Missouriâ€™s Executive Director Faizan Syed said in a statement: â€œThe people of Aleppo are going through the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history while our government does nothing to stop the violence. The least we can do is remember and pray for these families.â€
â€œWhen you watch the social media posts from the people in Aleppo they are asking the world to not forget them,â€ said Neveen Ayesh outreach and organizing intern with CAIR-Missouri. â€œThis is the least we can do to show solidarity with Syrians who are going through daily massacres and genocide.â€
The vigil will include speeches from various organizers and faith leaders, along with prayers and a candle light vigil followed by a moment of silence. Attendees are encouraged to bring candles, posters with messages of hope, donations of winter blankets.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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