Thursday, January 23, 2014

Syrian Church Delegation to speak at DC area Church Sunday, January 26

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Marked for Destruction:
The Plight of Syria's Christians
Syrian Church Leaders

   Sunday, January 26th
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

at St John the Beloved Catholic Church
6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA 22101

On Sunday, January 26th, the first delegation of Syrian Church leaders to visit the United States since the start of the civil war will give a talk at St. John the Beloved about the current crisis facing Christians in Syria. The delegation is visiting the U.S. between January 25–29th to raise awareness of the threats against Christians in Syria and the growing plight that they face. The visit will provide opportunities for these Church leaders to discuss various options and steps that can be taken by the global community to protect Christians and religious minorities in Syria. The delegation is being hosted by the Westminster Institute and Barnabas Aid.

Delegation members include:
  • Rev. Adib Awad, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon.
  • H.E. Bishop Elias Toumeh, The Orthodox Bishop of Pyrgou-Syria.
  • Rev. Dr Riad Jarjour, Presbyterian clergyman from Homs, Syria, formerly General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches (1994-2003).
  • H.E. Bishop Dionysius Jean Kawak, Metropolitan of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
  •  His Grace Bishop Armash Nalbandian, Primate of the Armenian Church of Damascus.
Katharine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director