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The Internatonal #WeAreN2016 Congress ‘Defending religious freedom and other human rights: Stopping mass atrocities against Christians and other believers’ will take place in New York from April 28th to April 30th. The event will bring together experts and witnesses of the atrocities and exodus suffered by Christians and other religious minorities in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, and other countries.
Here is a quick overview of the program (for full program, please visit www.wearen.org):
Day 1 – April 28 / 9:00am – 1:00pm at The United Nations Headquarters. ECOSOC Chamber. United Nations Plaza, (46th St. Entrance). New York.
UN Side Event:
Panel 1: Protecting victims of persecution and fostering religious freedom worldwide
Panel 2: Witnesses of the mass atrocities and exodus of Christians and other religious minorities
Panel 3: Christian and Yazidi women and girls: sexual victims of crimes against humanity
Day 2 – April 29 / 10:00am – 11:00am at The United Nations Headquarters. ECOSOC Chamber. United Nations Plaza, (46th St. Entrance). New York.
Press conference and delivery of the #WeAreN2016 call-to-action, which is addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
Day 2 – April 29 / 6:30pm – 9:00pm at The Roosevelt Hotel. 45 East 45th Street. New York.
Cocktail reception & premiere of ‘Insha Allah – Blood of the Martyrs,’ a documentary film on persecuted Christians produced by CitizenGO.
Day 3 – April 30 / 9:15am – 5:00pm at The Roosevelt Hotel. 45 East 45th Street. New York.
Testimonies from religious leaders, witnesses, and victims (see detailed info on www.wearen.org).
Speakers will include:
H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Nuncio of the Holy See to the UN
H.E. Uruk Gokcen, Permanent Observer of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to the UN
Mr. Carl Anderson Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
Hon. Lars Adaktusson, Swedish Member of the European Parliament
Dr. Thomas Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University.
Mons. Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of Kafanchan, Nigeria
Father Douglas Al-Bazi, Chaldean Catholic Church parish priest kidnapped by Isis. Erbil, Iraq
Ms. Samia Sleman Kamal, Yazidi victim kidnapped by ISIS.
Carl & Marsha Mueller, Parents of Kayla Mueller, a young aid worker and ISIS hostage killed in Syria
Sister Maria de Guadalupe, Missionary in Syria
Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
Ms. Jacqueline Isaac, American-Egyptian Humanitarian Attorney and Vice President of Roads of Success
Eisham Asiq & Masih Asiq, Family of Asia Bibi, Jailed in Pakistan
High dignitaries from the Eastern Church, representatives of Christian groups and other religious minorities, and bishops of dioceses razed by fundamentalist terrorism will give testimonies at the Congress. We will learn about the experiences of victims of jihadist persecution, both laymen and religious figures. The Congress will address questions that should be of immense concern: What are the solutions to conflicts such as those in Syria or Nigeria? What can we do in the West to effectively help Christians victimized by jihadi terrorism?
The Congress will also launch an international Call-to-Action to the United Nations, urging them to take immediate action to stop the Christian genocide in the Middle East and Africa.
The Congress is organized by CitizenGO and MasLibres.org. For the full program and additional information please visit the official website: www.wearen.org.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar
UN Headquarter ECOSOC Chamber – United Nations Plaza, NY. (46th St. Entrance) **&** The Roosevelt Hotel. 45 East 45th Street. NY, New York, NY 10017 – View Map
THE FUNDS OBTAINED BY THE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO DONATIONS FOR THE WITNESSES SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE.