Peace prayer held at Umayyad mosque with participation of foreign peace advocates

Damascus-Omayyad Mosque

Damascus, SANA – A prayer for peace in Syria was held on Friday at the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.

The prayers came on the sidelines of “Syria…towards Reconstruction” conference that was launched yesterday at Damascus University with the participation of Arab and foreign researchers.

Father Andrew Ashdon, a member in the delegation, said that the prayer was touching because “it brought together Muslims and Christians for one goal: to establish peace in Syria,” pointing out that Muslims and Christians in Syria have been living side by side throughout history.

Rector of Damascus University Mohammad Hassan al-Kurdi pointed out that the prayer is a massage for the entire world and a testimony to the national unity binding the Syrians; Muslims and Christians alike.

For his part, Dr. Ahmad Khaddour, coordinator of the delegation’s visit, said that the delegation was invited to participate in the conference to get familiar with the suffering of the Syrian people during the crisis.

Following the prayers, the delegation listened to an explanation about the landmarks of the Umayyad Mosque and its historical and scientific role. Later, the delegation visited a number of religious sites in Old Damascus.

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