Syriac Orthodox Church
Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the life of Syria, and the commitment of the Syriac Orthodox Church to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the Syriac Orthodox Church according to the amount of their influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Syriac Orthodox Church ranked 59th most influential prime actor.
In response to the question, “How is the Syriac Orthodox Church important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They are seen as brothers, beloved to the Syrian people. They are very simple people.” (230713)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are closer to the regime than the revolution, though they don't endorse it.” (221641)