2021 National Summit: Combating Oppression & Empowering the Oppressed

IDC 2021 National Summit:

Combating Oppression & Empowering the Oppressed

September 21 & 22, 2021Washington D.C. & Online

Honorary Co-Chairs

Rep. Jackie Speier

Rep. Jackie Speier

California-D

Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Rep. Gus Bilirakis

Florida-R

2021 Speakers

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Maryland (D)

Senator Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Debbie Lesko

Rep. Debbie Lesko

Arizona (R)

Rep. Debbie Lesko
Senator Todd Young

Senator Todd Young

Indiana (R)

Senator Todd Young
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Texas (D)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez
His Grace Mar Awa Royel

His Grace Mar Awa Royel

Bishop of the Assyrian Church of California

His Grace Mar Awa Royel
Rep. Ted Deutch

Rep. Ted Deutch

Florida (D)

Rep. Ted Deutch

Florida (D)




2021 Congressional Champions

US Senators

Senator Jim Risch

Senator Jim Risch

Idaho (R)

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Senator Chris Van Hollen

Maryland (D)

Senator Todd Young

Senator Todd Young

Indiana (R)

Senator Bob Menendez

Senator Bob Menendez

New Jersey (D)

US House of Representatives

Rep. Debbie Lesko

Rep. Debbie Lesko

Arizona (R)

Rep. Ted Deutch

Rep. Ted Deutch

Florida (D)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Texas (D)

Rep. Dina Titus

Rep. Dina Titus

Nevada (D)

Rep. Hal Rogers

Rep. Hal Rogers

Kentucky (R)

Rep. Scott Perry

Rep. Scott Perry

Pennsylvania (R)

Rep. Michael McCaul

Rep. Michael McCaul

Texas (R)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Texas (D)

2020 Speakers

His Beatitude Cardinal Al-Rai, Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch

His Beatitude Cardinal Al-Rai, Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch

His Beatitude Cardinal Al-Rai, Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch
His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York

His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York

His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
His Excellency Bishop Mansour, Eparch of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn

His Excellency Bishop Mansour, Eparch of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn

His Excellency Bishop Mansour, Eparch of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn
His Eminence Archbishop John Kawak, Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern USA

His Eminence Archbishop John Kawak, Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern USA

His Eminence Archbishop John Kawak, Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern USA
John Barsa, Acting Administrator of USAID

John Barsa, Acting Administrator of USAID

John Barsa, Acting Administrator of USAID
Senator Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

Senator Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

Senator Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)
Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma)

Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma)

Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma)
Senator Chris Van Hollen (Maryland)

Senator Chris Van Hollen (Maryland)

Senator Chris Van Hollen (Maryland)
Representative Frank Wolf, Former U.S. Representative from Virginia

Representative Frank Wolf, Former U.S. Representative from Virginia

Representative Frank Wolf, Former U.S. Representative from Virginia
Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)

Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)

Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
Representative Ken Buck (CO-4)

Representative Ken Buck (CO-4)

Representative Ken Buck (CO-4)
Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-2)

Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-2)

Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-2)
Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-18)

Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-18)

Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-18)
Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)
Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)

Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)

Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Representative French Hill (AR-2)

Representative French Hill (AR-2)

Representative French Hill (AR-2)
Representative Dan Lipinski (IL-3)

Representative Dan Lipinski (IL-3)

Representative Dan Lipinski (IL-3)
Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8)

Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8)

Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8)
Representative Joe Wilson (SC-2)

Representative Joe Wilson (SC-2)

Representative Joe Wilson (SC-2)
Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Nadine Maenza, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Nadine Maenza, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Nadine Maenza, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Rev. Johnnie Moore, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Rev. Johnnie Moore, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Rev. Johnnie Moore, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Rev. Mae Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace

Rev. Mae Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace

Rev. Mae Cannon, Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace
Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Founding President and Chairman of Genocide Watch

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Founding President and Chairman of Genocide Watch

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, Founding President and Chairman of Genocide Watch
Aram S. Hamparian, Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America

Aram S. Hamparian, Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America

Aram S. Hamparian, Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America
Robert Nicholson, President and Executive Director of the Philos Project

Robert Nicholson, President and Executive Director of the Philos Project

Robert Nicholson, President and Executive Director of the Philos Project
Rev. Dan C. Cummins, Founder of Capitol Worship

Rev. Dan C. Cummins, Founder of Capitol Worship

Rev. Dan C. Cummins, Founder of Capitol Worship
Pastor Bob Roberts Jr.,Founder, Northwood Church and Glocalnet

Pastor Bob Roberts Jr.,Founder, Northwood Church and Glocalnet

Pastor Bob Roberts Jr.,Founder, Northwood Church and Glocalnet
Ambassador Alberto Fernandez (ret.), Former American Diplomat

Ambassador Alberto Fernandez (ret.), Former American Diplomat

Ambassador Alberto Fernandez (ret.), Former American Diplomat
Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.



Past Participants

Past Speakers

The Honorable Mike Pence

The Honorable Mike Pence

Senator Chris Coons

Senator Chris Coons

Senator Thom Tillis

Senator Thom Tillis

Senator Rob Portman

Senator Rob Portman

His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre

His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre

Ambassador Samuel Brownback

Ambassador Samuel Brownback

Ambassador David Saperstein

Ambassador David Saperstein

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel

Congressman Dan Lipinski

Congressman Dan Lipinski

Representative Anna Eshoo

Representative Anna Eshoo

Congressman Robert Aderholt

Congressman Robert Aderholt

Administrator Mark Green

Administrator Mark Green

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representative Chris Smith

Representative Chris Smith

Congressman Randy Weber

Congressman Randy Weber

Congressman Mark Meadows

Congressman Mark Meadows

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congressman French Hill

Congressman French Hill

Congressman Andy Harris

Congressman Andy Harris

Congressman Steve Stivers

Congressman Steve Stivers

Congressman Doug Lamborn

Congressman Doug Lamborn

Congressman Darin Lahood

Congressman Darin Lahood

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Ron Estes

Congressman Ron Estes

Congressman Ro Khanna

Congressman Ro Khanna

Congressman Glenn Grothman

Congressman Glenn Grothman

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Congressman Randy Hultgren

Congressman Randy Hultgren

Congressman Brad Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman

Carl Anderson: The 13th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus

Carl Anderson: The 13th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus

His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the Eastern United States

His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the Eastern United States

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York

His Excellency Elias Zaidan

His Excellency Elias Zaidan

Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian

Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian

Sam Tadros

Sam Tadros

Brian Grimm

Brian Grimm

Toufic Baaklini

Toufic Baaklini

Charles Hage

Charles Hage

Neemat Frem

Neemat Frem

Bishop Gregory Mansour

Bishop Gregory Mansour

Thomas Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University

Thomas Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University

Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy

Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy

Professor Robert Destro, Catholic University Law

Professor Robert Destro, Catholic University Law

Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, U.S. Department of State

Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, U.S. Department of State

Carl Anderson, the 13th supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus

Carl Anderson, the 13th supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus

Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute

Kent Hill, Executive Director of the Religious Freedom Institute

Stephen Hollingshead Managing Director of the Safe Haven Project

Stephen Hollingshead Managing Director of the Safe Haven Project

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Nermien Riad, Executive Director of Coptic Orphans

Nermien Riad, Executive Director of Coptic Orphans

Past Sponsors

US Conference of Catholic Bishops