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OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos was invited to attend a press conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by two members of Congress, calling attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq.
Christian leaders from around the nation were present at the event, and several spoke to the gathering about the importance of addressing the terrible plight of Christians internationally. They also issued and signed a pledge to stand by these Christians and seek help for them.
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Professor of Conflict Resolution, Bedford, MA
Nina Shea, Director and Senior Scholar, Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom
Dr. Jerry B. Johnson, President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters
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