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Media Advisory For Immediate Release

Cardinal Dolan to lead Second Annual Interfaith Forum: "The Crisis for Christians in the Middle East" on December 5, 2017
How to combat anti-Christian genocide and support religious liberty and justice for all peoples in the Middle East

What: An inter-faith daytime forum with religious, civic and academic leaders who will analyze the challenges facing Middle Eastern Christians and examine solutions to overcome them, at this critical moment as they return home post-ISIS genocide

Who:

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolann
Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbusn
General John "Jack" Keane, USA, Ret.,Chairman, Institute for the Study of War Robert Nicholson, The Philos Projectn
Nina Shea, The Hudson Instituten
Former Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)n

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS INCLUDE:n
Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, Director of Middle East Broadcasting USG (Al Hurrah); Farahnaz Ispahani, Author, Politician and Human Rights Activist; Philip Jenkins, Author; Fr. Benedict Kiely, Human Rights Activist and Founder of Nasarean.org; Roger Kimball, The New Criterion; Daniel Mark, US Commission International Religious Freedom; Douglas Murray, Author and Political Commentator; Max Primorac, Institute for Stabilization and Transition; Elizabeth Prodromou, Tufts University; Steve Rasche, Legal Counsel, Ninevah Reconstruction Project; Andrew Walther, Nineveh Reconstruction Committee; Bashar Matti Warda, Archbishop of Erbil, Iraqn

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  8:30 AM – DOORS OPEN, 9:00 – 4:30 PM – PROGRAMn

Where:  3 West Clubn
  3 West 51st Street, New York, NYn

Why:n
Probably no more than 250,000 Christians now remain in Iraq. This represents an 80 percent decline since the beginning of the century for a church that traces its faith to the Apostle Thomas and which continues to pray in Aramaic, the language of Jesus of Nazareth. That Christianity may be eradicated from its cradle should particularly concern Christians. But the implications would also have geo-political consequences for the world at large. Iraq was one of the Middle East's only four remaining countries with robust Christian communities, numbering over a million. These communities, as proponents of modern education and medicine and citizenship rights, have historically served as a moderating influence and a bridge to the West. Their extinction, following that of the Jewish, Mandean, and Zoroastrian communities, would go far to extinguishn
pluralism in the Arab world

To Attend: Press wishing to cover the event are asked to kindly contact Rose Sullivan at rose@theanglospheresociety.org or call 201-447-0847 (private voicemail) Seating is limited so please RSVP ASAP

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