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His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene receives delegates from IDC

January,13 2015

His Eminence Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, received at his Archdiocese Headquarters Ms. Kristina Olney the Director of Government Relations and Outreach and Mr. Ron Morillo of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) organization, whose mission is to heighten awareness among policymakers and the general public of the existence of ancient and often persecuted minority communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians. IDC will also conduct policy advocacy for vulnerable Christians and other religious minorities..

The discussion was about the new chapter of the “IDC” organization and its goal in Los Angeles, CA. and about the Freedom of religion and conscience which is among the most fundamental of human rights, and how to unite the voice of the America and Middle Eastern Christians to defense the persecuted Christians the original nation in the Middle East.. IDC therefore seeks to protect vulnerable religious through the promotion of religious freedom and human dignity.


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The Western Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, providing spiritual guidance and leadership to the Syriac Orthodox community, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of 18 churches and parishes in 17 western states. It was established in 1952 as the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church encompassing the entire United States and Canada. In November 1995 by the Holy Synod, the Western Archdiocese was formed to exclusively serve the 17 states of the western half United States.

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