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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

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 of people, particularly connected to Iraq and Syria, experiencing very real pain who had come together to represent relatives either displaced, persecuted, missing, or murdered. In...

Clarifying Senator Cruz’s Walk Away from Middle Eastern Christian Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 11, 2014 CONTACT:    Joseph Cella, 703-286-9677, joseph@indefenseofchristians.org Washington – In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to the disruption at IDC’s Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner last evening: “In 1915, a German army officer named Armin Wegner… began to document a genocide that was taking place against Armenians. Over one million people, eradicated, marched into the desert, and...

Five Christian Patriarchs Meet With President Obama at the White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joseph Cella September 11, 2014 703-286-9677 joseph@indefenseofchristians.org Five Christian Patriarchs Meet With President Obama at the White House Washington– For the first time in history, five Christian Patriarchs representing Christian communities in the Middle East visited the White House to discuss the protection of Christians in the Middle East with President Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In Defense of Christians President...

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