“A Light for Aleppo, A Light for All” event in Kalamazoo

“A Light for Aleppo, A Light for All” event in Kalamazoo. (CBS)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hundreds of people around the world are coming together on Sunday night to pray for the people in Aleppo, Syria, which is in the middle of the civil war that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Newschannel 3's Mara Thompson reported on how those victims of war are being honored on Sunday.

The event is called ‘A Light for Aleppo, A Light for All’ and it was organized about a month ago in Scotland.

Sites around the world, including a site in Kalamazoo, will be lighting candles on Sunday at 6 p.m. as a sign of hope for those in the midst of the conflict in Aleppo.

Organizers of the event said on their website the prayer vigil is a way to let victims know they are not forgotten, and the world is watching.

This event happening in the wake of multiple days of airstrikes that killed 68 civilians and left eastern Aleppo without a single operating hospital, according to the Syrian-American Medical Society.

A prayer service will be held by the Congregation of Saint Joseph at the Nazareth Center in Kalamazoo at 6 p.m. Sunday.

If you'd like to be involved, but can't attend that service, you can light a candle and place it in the front window of your home.

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