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A TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL ARCHON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONFERENCE

This is a two day conference scheduled for December 2013 bringing together scholars, religious freedom and human rights advocates, journalists, diplomats, parliamentarians, religious leaders, representatives of the Government of Turkey, lawyers and members of minority communities that will focus on religious freedom, Turkey's bridge to the European Union. Speakers will analyze the issues faced by and concerns of religious minorities in Turkey and propose answers. The conference is sponsored by the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union.

SEE NEWS AND PHOTOS FROM THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS BELOW»


November 16-17, 2010 - Brussels, Belgium


LATEST NEWS & PHOTOS


NEWS RELEASES

12/02/10: Renowned human rights advocates, scholars, diplomats, and parliamentarians focus on Turkey’s religious freedom concerns at International Archon conference in Brussels Read»

11/20/10: Hurriyet Daily News reports on 'The Patriarchate is ecumenical,' by Mustafa Akyol Read»

11/17/10: New Europe newspaper publishes special edition focusing on religious freedom Read»

11/17/10: Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate commend Egemen Bağiş for efforts to improve human rights and religious freedom in Turkey" Read»

11/12/10: Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to honor Egemen Bağiş for Religious Freedom" Read»

11/12/10: International Archon Conference to focus on, "Religious Freedom: Turkey's Bridge to the European Union" Read»

09/16/10: Last Call! Registration for International Archon Religious Freedom Conference Read»

08/10/10: Archons and friends invited to attend "Religious Freedom: Turkey's Bridge to the European Union", An International Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Nov 16-17, Brussels, Belgium Read»

Read all news releases at archons.org/news»


SPEECHES & ADDRESSES

11/17/10: Banquet Message of National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis at the Hilton Hotel Read»

11/17/10: Closing Remarks of National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis at the Conrad Brussels Hotel Read»

11/17/10: Greetings of Prime Minister Leterme of Belgium Read»

11/16/10: Speech of Lakis Vingas at the European Parliament Read»

11/16/10: Opening Remarks of Archbishop Demetrios of America at the European Parliament Read»

11/16/10: Patriarchal Exhortation of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, delivered by Metropolitan Emmanuel of France at the European Parliament Read»

11/16/10: Welcoming Remarks of Rodi Kratsa Tsagaropolou, Vice President of the European Parliament Read»

11/16/10: Welcoming Remarks of National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis at the European Parliament Read»

11/15/10: Greetings from Odysseus Sassayiannis Read»

11/15/10: Keynote Address of Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Conrad Brussels Hotel Read»


PUBLICATIONS

TESEV.org.tr: The Story of Alien(ation) - Real estate ownership problems of non-muslim foundations and communities in Turkey, by Dilek Kurban and Kezman Hatemi Read»

NEWEUROPE.eu: Special Edition on Religious Freedom, building a bridge through dialogue Read»

PHOTO GALLERIES

11/18/10: Archon conference participants visit the city of Bruges View»

11/18/10: Archon conference participants visit the city of Ghent View»

11/17/10: Grand Banquet concludes Archon Conference View»

11/17/10: Day Two: Crossing Over View»

11/16/10: US Ambassador to Belgium hosts reception View»

11/16/10: Day One: The Bridge View»

11/15/10: Opening Reception and Dinner at the Conrad Hotel View»

11/15/10: Archon conference participants visit the Monastery of Chevetogne View»

11/14/10: Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel View»

08/05/10: National Council Executive Committee meets with Archon Bailey of the Pammakaristos Brotherhood of Archons in Europe View»

06/18/10: Advance Team paves way for November's International Conference View»

View all photos at archons.org/photos»


VIDEO GALLERIES

11/14/10: Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel Watch»


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