"This Week in Orthodoxy" Features News from the Middle East


May 16, 2014

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A broad array of American Christian leaders joined together on Capitol Hill on May 7 to issue a "pledge of solidarity and call to action" on behalf of the suffering churches of Egypt, Iraq, and Syria.

Read the Statement of the Archdiocese in Response to the Circulating "Pledge of Solidarity & Call to Action" here.

OCN's Executive Director, Fr. Christopher Metropulos, was among the more than 180 Christian leaders who signed the call to action and attended the event. Other Orthodox signatories included Fr. Nathanael Symeonides, Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations; Martin Ritsi of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC); and Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Boston University, among others.

The statement and press conference were organized by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus.