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

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 churches ...

IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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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 innocent Armenian ...

In Defense of Christians Meets Assyrian Church Leaders in Chicago

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 several constructive ...

Assyrian Bishop on Why Christianity is Vital to the Middle East

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 Excellencies and Graces, ...

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

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 large gathering ...

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

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 Christians in ...

STATEMENT OF IDC PRESIDENT FOLLOWING DISRUPTION AT IDC GALA DINNER

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 Summit gala dinner: ‘At ...

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

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 the ...