17139Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy
- Nov 14, 2012http://www.hchc.edu/holycross/about/news/news_releases/interparliamentary.html
Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy
The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) is organizing a
colloquium entitled /*Civil Society and Orthodoxy */November 16-17,
2012, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Politicians of
all levels, including senators, MPs, and local and regional authorities,
will be attending and speaking on the major hot-button themes of the
witness of Orthodoxy in the modern world. Also attending will be
representatives of the Orthodox and Ancient Near Eastern churches,
theological schools, and other intellectuals.
The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) is an
interparliamentary organization, based in the Hellenic Parliament. It
has members from inside aforementioned parliament, as well as teams of
Orthodox MPs and ancient Eastern churches from 26 parliaments around the
world. (www.eiao.org <http://www.eiao.org>). The people participating in
the conference include: the President of the General Assembly of the
IAO, Russian MP Mr. Sergei Popov, The Greek Secretary General, MP Mr.
Anastasios Nerantzis, and MPs, members of the International Secretariat
of the IAO from Cyprus, Serbia, Sudan, Ukraine, Belarus and Armenia.
The Interparliamentary Commission aspires to meet and forge closer ties
with the representatives of the Orthodox and Ancient Eastern Churches,
as well as the parliament members of the United States, and inform them
about its activities. The IAO particularly addresses Orthodox members of
government and invites them to take an active part in its activities.
After the conference, the members of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on
Orthodoxy will travel to Washington, D.C. for meetings with members and
committees of the House and Senate for the purpose of informing them
about the activities of the IAO, which develop international cooperation
and peace throughout the world. In this context, and in collaboration
with the Pan-African Parliament, the IAO founded the /"Foundation for
Democracy, Parliamentarism, and Religious Tolerance in Africa", /which
is based in Athens and Maputo, Mozambique.
In the Washington political/parliamentary-based discussions, the members
of the IAO will discuss these issues of inter-parliamentary cooperation
and how they can show forth possibilities in mutual understanding. These
discussions will give special attention to the problem of the presence
and protection of Christians in the Middle East and the surrounding regions.
For more information on the IAO and participation in the workshop,
please contact Mrs. Maria Bakali at eiao@...
<mailto:eiao@...> and Mrs. Katerina Chaffee at
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