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Metropolitan Joseph Meets with CAMECT (Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together)

April 10, 2016 Featured News

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America-April 2016 On Monday, April 4, 2016, His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph attended a meeting of CAMECT (Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together) at the Armenian Orthodox Prelacy in New York. His Eminence was accompanied by the Archdiocese Vicar General, Archpriest Thomas Zain. Nearly all of the various […]

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IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

April 19, 2015 Featured News
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19/4/15 Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC) Executive Director Kirsten Evans today issued the following statement: “On Wednesday April 15th, the European Parliament joined its voice with other international bodies and adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, “paying tribute, on the eve of the centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million […]

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In Defense of Christians Meets Assyrian Church Leaders in Chicago

November 30, 2014 Featured News

http://www.indefenseofchristians.org – November 2014 In Defense of Christians traveled last week to Chicago for meetings with religious leaders and activists from the city’s Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora communities. Multi-denominational gatherings highlighted the need for unified Diaspora action at this critical time, when Christians across the Middle East are confronting grave threats and widespread humanitarian need. After […]

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Assyrian Bishop on Why Christianity is Vital to the Middle East

September 14, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 On the third day of the In Defense of Christians summit, Bishop Awa Royel, Bishop of California for the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, spoke on the need to maintain the Christian presence in the Middle East. Here is the text of the Bishop’s speech: Your Holinesses, Your Beatitudes, Your […]

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COMMENT ON THE RECENT IDC GALA DINNER BY HIS GRACE BISHOP ANGAELOS, GENERAL BISHOP OF THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

September 13, 2014 Featured News

IDC – 13/9/14 Now that the dust has settled after the recent In Defense of Christians (IDC) Gala dinner in Washington on 10 September 2014, I feel it is appropriate to comment because of the nature of my work on inter-religious relations and reconciliation in Britain and around the world. My observation was of a […]

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FARR: “IF YOU DON’T HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A STABLE DEMOCRACY

September 12, 2014 Featured News

IDC – September 2014 Thomas Farr said religious freedom is critical to achieving peace and stability in the Middle East. The Catholic News Agency covered his remarks to the Catholic Information Center recently: Encouraging robust religious freedom is a critical foundation for peace and stability in the Middle East, said panelists discussing the ongoing violence facing […]

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STATEMENT OF IDC PRESIDENT FOLLOWING DISRUPTION AT IDC GALA DINNER

September 12, 2014 Featured News

Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner 12/9/14 Contact : 703-286-9677 Email: joseph@indefenseofchristians.org In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural […]

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Washington Summit to Call Attention to Plight of Christians in the Middle East

August 30, 2014 Featured News

In Defense of Christians – 30/8/14 Washington — The deteriorating situation facing millions of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East will be the focus of a bipartisan and ecumenical conference in the nation’s capital next month. The three-day event sponsored by In Defense of Christians (IDC) will feature speakers from all over […]

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