ICC Partners with Government of Hungary to Host Panel Discussion at Council of Europe

Source:                 www.persecution.org

Date:                      September 20 2021

 

Event Next Week Will Work to Inform Council of Europe on Interreligious Dialogue
09/20/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On September 28, the government of Hungary will partner with International Christian Concern (ICC) to host a panel discussion on interreligious dialogue and humanitarian aid. The panel will take place as part of Hungary’s presidency of the Council of Europe, during which Hungarian officials will highlight their commitment to addressing Christian persecution around the world.

The event will raise awareness about the importance of interreligious dialogue and showcase successful strategies for the advancement of interreligious dialogue and reconciliation worldwide, of which Hungary has been a leader in Europe.

State Secretary for Aid of Persecuted Christians Tristan Azbej, the head of the Hungary Helps program, will moderate the panel of distinguished scholars on international religious freedom. ICC President Jeff King will join Secretary Azbej, along with Archbishop Angaelos of the London Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese and Dr. Ewelina Ochab, co-founder of the Coalition for Genocide Response.

This year, ICC partnered with Hungary Helps to address Christian persecution in Nigeria, delivering aid to Christian farmers whose land was destroyed by Fulani militants. King further discussed the Hungary Helps program with Secretary Azbej on the  last month.

“ICC is excited to be working with the Hungarian government, fighting persecution,” said ICC President Jeff King. “The Council of Europe is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of interreligious dialogue so that together we can advance international religious freedom. We look forward to working with European partners to advance religious freedom as THE building block for democracy.”

The panel will be livestreamed on ICC’s channels via the government of Hungary. Information on how to view the event is forthcoming.
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