Newsletter – July 30, 2016

Newsletter – July 30, 2016

IDC at the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) Conference From July 6 to July 10, several members of the IDC team attended the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) National Convention. IDC’s President Toufic Baaklini spoke about…

Newsletter – June 4, 2016

Newsletter – June 4, 2016

IDC, in partnership with CitizenGo, took part in the “#WeAreN2016″ International Congress on Religious Freedom, which was hosted the Holy See’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. The event took place in New York from…

Newsletter – April 23, 2016

Newsletter – April 23, 2016

March 7-16 the IDC team visited Lebanon and Iraq, meeting with religious and community leaders as well as displaced Christians relocated from the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria. The trip was a follow-up to…

Newsletter – March 5, 2016

Newsletter – March 5, 2016

IDC Wichita Symposium on the Status of the Persecuted Christians of the Middle East On February 27th, the St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas gathered local churches at a Symposium titled “Power and Persecution: The Status of Persecuted Christian…

Newsletter – January 23, 2016

Newsletter – January 23, 2016

Extensive Media Coverage of IDC’s End of 2015 Press Conference, “The Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria: Why the ‘G’ word Matters.” IDC Executive Director Kirsten Evans discusses the Christian Genocide on the Son Rise…

Newsletter- December 26, 2015

IDC Hill Briefing and Press Conference: “The Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria: Why the ‘G’ word matters.” On December 16, 2015, IDC sponsored a press event inviting members of Congress and NGO experts to…

Newsletter- November 8, 2015

IDC Chapters Continue to Grow with Activities in DC, California, and Denver IDC in Washington DC On October 30th the Franciscan University Center for Leadership invited IDC to give the keynote address at their regional…

Newsletter- October 24, 2015

IDC in the News Since Congressman Fortenberry’s September announcement of the H. Con. Res 75 during IDC’s National Leadership Convention, the resolution has gathered 143 Congressional co-sponsors. IDC has also built a coalition of 50…

Newsletter- October 3, 2015

October 3rd, 2015 IDC 2015 National Leadership Convention an Overwhelming Success “Mobilizing America for Christians in the Middle East” Last month IDC members from around the world rallied in the United States capital for IDC’s…

Newsletter- August 15, 2015

IDC Chapters Continue to Grow IDC Chapters have experienced a summer of continued growth. On August 1st and 2nd, IDC Executive Director Kirsten Evans visited the Pittsburgh area to promote the National Convention and raise…

Newsletter- July 11, 2015

IDC Senior Advisor Speaks about Middle Eastern Religious Pluralism at Council on Foreign Relations From Left to Right: National Public Radio’s Thomas Gjelten, IDC Senior Adviser Andrew Doran, Faith McDonnell, director of the religious liberty…

Newsletter- June 27, 2015

IDC Meeting with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rai IDC President Toufic Baaklini and IDC Senior Advisor Andrew Doran recently met with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rai at the Patriarch’s residence in Beirut, Lebanon. The conversation addressed the…