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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

Join His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America for a two day conference in Brussels, Belgium 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 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.

The entire Brussels visitation will commence on Saturday, November 13 and conclude Friday, November 19. For further details about the conference and program agenda, along with the trip package options and pricing details, please visit

Reservations and deposits are due by August 27, 2010!

Please attend this two day conference. It will be a ground breaking event that will make a difference in the lives of religious minorities and offer Turkey an opportunity to advance its aspirations to join the European Union. 

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