Syrian priest warns his country's Christians are in grave danger
Here in North America, half a world away, the human face of the Syrian civil war, is the mass of desperate people fleeing for their lives. We watch in horror as people jam into bulging refugee camps, or lie dead on Mediterranean shores, the human flotsam of smugglers' boats that never did find that safe harbour.
Reverend Nadim Nassar knows the reality on the ground. He is the only Syrian priest in the Church of England. He was born and raised in Latakia, Syria, which is now the site of a Russian military base.
Father Nassar served as a parish priest in London for more than a decade. He is a member of the United Kingdom's all-party parliamentary group on international religious freedom, and an adviser for the UK Home and Foreign Offices.
He is also the director and co-founder of the Awareness Foundation ... a charity that addresses religious violence with a focus on Christian communities in the Middle East.