Three packed days with IDC members and supporters from around the country, engaging in advocacy at the U.S. Congress and with national policy makers, launching regional chapter building, experiencing ecumenical gatherings, enjoying Middle Eastern Christian cultural events, and more. The week will conclude with a Solidarity Dinner on 9/11 at the Hyatt Regency hotel (tickets sold separately).
Wednesday, September 9 “International Policy and Ecumenical Outreach”
Policy Debate at the Council for Foreign Affairs with IDC Advisors and national policy makers on solutions for safeguarding minority rights in the Middle East (limited seating)
Ecumenical roundtable on the international response to Christians in the Middle East
Ecumenical prayer service at St. Joseph’s Church on Capitol Hill
Thursday, September 10 “Congressional Advocacy and Awareness”
Policy briefing on current U.S. policies regarding religious minorities in the Middle East
Advocacy with member of Congress, raising concern for Christians in the Middle East
IDC Cultural Night with music, films, speakers, and writers discussing the experience of Christians in the Middle East
Friday, September 11 “Chapter Building and Solidarity Dinner”
IDC national chapter members learn and share strategies to launch IDC in their communities
IDC Solidarity Dinner at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, in solidarity with Christians in the Middle East.
In Defense of Christians (IDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) (3) 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. Find out more about our organization at http://www.indefenseofchristians.org.