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A call for peace in Syria

Send a letter to Minister Baird

    In response to the call of Syrian partners, MCC encourages its supporters in Canada to advocate for peace in Syria.  

The Syrian conflict has grown beyond the Syrian borders and the Syrian people. External influences are at play in many ways—some directly through the provision of weapons, fighters, and other equipment on the ground. The United Nations seems to be paralyzed in its ability to help mediate an end to the conflict.

MCC encourages Canadians to urge the federal government to use its influence to call all parties engaged in the Syrian conflict to a ceasefire and a negotiated peace settlement. Letters should be addressed to The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, with copies to the Prime Minister and to the appropriate Member of Parliament.

Sample letter:

Dear Minister Baird,

I am writing to express my concern about the ongoing war in Syria. 

The Syria conflict is no longer a civil war.  Many external  players have  become involved, providing weapons, fighters, and other equipment on the ground.  Syrian partners of Mennonite Central Committee, which is engaged in humanitarian assistance in the region, have repeatedly asked that the international community assist in pressuring the various players to end the violence and negotiate a peace settlement involving all parties.

Please use your influence to call for a ceasefire and a negotiated peace settlement in Syria.

Yours truly,

[name and full address ]


Mailing instructions:


  • Letters (no postage required) should be mailed to:  The Right Honourable John Baird, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON,  K1A 0A6.


Thank-you for offering your voice in a call for peace in Syria. 


Other ways to help:

    Pray for the people of Syria and all those who are seeking to support them.

    Give to MCC's Syria Crisis Fund.