IDC 2017 Summit- RSVP NOW!
Date(s) - 10/24/2017 - 10/26/2017
In Defense of Christians
#IDCsummit2017: American Leadership and Securing the Future of Christians in the Middle East.
October 24th-26th 2017
JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004-1796
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-Press Conference at the National Press Club
-Ecumenical Prayer Service: Bridging East and West
-Policy and Awareness Symposium
-Experts and Leaders from Around the World
-Meet with dozens of Members of Congress and Administration officials
His Beatitude John X Yazigi, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
His Beatitude Cardinal Moran Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rai, Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Maronite Church.
His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church
His Beatitude Youssef Absi, Patriarch of Antioch for Melkite Greeks
His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio of United States of America.
Special Performance by Internationally Acclaimed Lebanese Singer
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
2:00pm: Opening Press Conference at the National Press Club
6:30 to 8:30pm: Ecumenical Prayer Service at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
8:00am: Breakfast and Keynote Remarks
9:30am: Lebanon and Syria: Security and Stability Post Conflict
11:00am: How to Advance U.S. Interests by Protecting Religious Minorities in the Middle East
2:15pm: Who Are America’s Allies and Enemies in the Middle East?
3:45pm: Interactive Workshops: How to Organize Your Community. Setting Up In-District Meetings with Members of Congress- Maximizing Effective Advocacy
6:30pm: Solidarity Dinner Cocktail Hour
7:30pm: Solidarity Dinner
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
9:00am: Advocacy Day Briefing: Policy and Education on Capitol Hill
10:00am: Senate Canvassing
12:30pm: Lunch (TBD)
1:30pm: Capitol Hill Canvassing
3:00pm: Congressional Auditorium Event: Hearing from Members of Congress
5:00pm: Closing Cocktail Party
7:00pm: Divine Liturgy offered by His Beatitude Patriarch Rai at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Washington D.C.
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