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Virtual Event | Middle Eastern Christian Sites: Key to Religious Pluralism

Virtual Event | Middle Eastern Christian Sites: Key to Religious Pluralism

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 15th. Register for the event here.

Join Hudson Institute’s Working Group on Christians & Religious Pluralism in the Middle East Co-chairs Nina Shea and Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou for a discussion with expert panelists Mazen Karam, Stephen Rasche, and Sara Savva on efforts to preserve sacred Christian sites and manuscripts in Bethlehem, Nineveh, and Damascus. The panel will examine the challenges to Christian communities throughout the region following decades of conflict, terror and anti-Christian persecution, as well as opportunities to protect the heritage of this religious minority. The discussion will also address whether their project’s goals are being met in anchoring local Christian communities and drawing wider public interest in these preserved religious sites. Please join Hudson Institute for this important discussion.

*Note: This panel is a side event of the International Religious Freedom Summit, which will take place in Washington, DC between July 13-15, 2021. www.IRFSummit.com

Speakers

Mazen Karam

CEO of Bethlehem Development Foundation

Stephen Rasche

Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University in Erbil and Executive Director of the Institute for Ancient and Threatened Christianity

Sara Savva

Deputy Director of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (GOPA-DERD)

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou

Co- Chair Hudson Institute’s Working Group on Christians & Religious Pluralism in the Middle East

Nina Shea

Co- Chair Hudson Institute’s Working Group on Christians & Religious Pluralism in the Middle East and Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute and Director of Hudson’s Center for Religious Freedom

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