The Order of Saint Andrew is pleased to announce that twenty-four videos highlighting the historic International Archon Religious Freedom Conference in Brussels, Belgium, last November, have now been published online. These videos include panel discussions, individual speeches, and a symposium held on the “Interactive dialogue regarding religious freedom in Turkey.” Notable speakers and presentations delivered and available for viewing include:
The Patriarchal Exhortation, delivered by
His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France
Director of the Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America
Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
His Excellency Egemen Bağiş
Minister For E.U. Affairs And Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou
Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
… along with many more.
The two-day meeting, entitled, “Religious Freedom: Turkey’s Bridge to the European Union,” was held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, November 16-17, 2010. The symposium brought together over thirty renowned scholars, religious freedom and human rights advocates, journalists, diplomats, parliamentarians, religious leaders, representatives of the government of Turkey, lawyers and members of minority communities. They presented complex, diverse and contrasting viewpoints and perspectives on the status of religious freedom in Turkey to nearly two-hundred participants from across the United States, Turkey and Europe.
The conference was sponsored by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America and the Pammakaristos Brotherhood of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Europe, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union.
For speaker biographies, photo galleries, and news releases from the Archons historic conference, visit archons.org/conference
The Order of Saint Andrew is grateful to the hard work and long hours devoted to the filming, editing and production efforts of Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, Inc.