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Drexel University Greek Studies to host presentation on religious freedom violations, April 27

Drexel University Greek Studies will be hosting a presentation, entitled, Religious Freedom and Human Rights: The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek Minority in Turkey, Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm.

According to Dr. Maria Hnaraki, Director of Greek Studies, the presentation will detail religious freedom violations in Turkey, the confiscation and destruction of property owned by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the efforts launched by the Order of Saint Andrew to defend the Mother Church. 

National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D., guest lecturer for the evening, will offer updates on the latest developments from meetings with government officials and religious leaders in Budapest, Berlin, Ankara and Istanbul during the Order's recent 'Religious Freedom Mission' to the European Union.  He will also highlight last November’s International Archon Religious Freedom Conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels and also speak on the return of the confiscated orphanage back to the Ecumenical Patriarchate by the Turkish government.

The event will include a viewing of the CBS "60 Minutes" TV news program, "Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Feels 'Crucified.'" The showing will be followed by a discussion and reception to conclude the evening. 

It will be held at the Drexel University’s Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Room 403, 33rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA.  For further information, please contact Jackie Rios at [email protected].  The event is free and open to the public.

Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Order of Saint Andrew are sponsoring the event.