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17139Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Nov 14, 2012

      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
      kchaffee@... <mailto:kchaffee@...>.

      *Download the Conference Invitation >>*

      *Download the Conference Program >>

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