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Ecumenical Patriarchate Religious Freedom Lecture presented by Order of Saint Andrew at Oxford University

National Commander Dr. Limberakis delivers a dynamic multimedia presentation on Turkey’s relationship with the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Archons effort towards securing religious freedom at the University of Oxford. (Photo by J. Mindala)

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Oxford, United Kingdom – On March 27, 2015, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis presented a dynamic multimedia lecture regarding the religious freedom crisis asphyxiating the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Harris Manchester College at the renowned University of Oxford sponsored by the Oxford Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy ( The three-day symposium entitled Persecution, Peace and Reconciliation focused on religious freedom in the Republic of Turkey. Distinguished speakers from Europe, Africa, China and the United States participated in the symposium, including Baroness Elizabeth Rose Berridge, Member of the House of Lords, Dr. Aykan Erdemir, Turkish parliamentarian, Dr. Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir an expert on religious minorities in Turkey and other distinguished scholars. At the conclusion of the symposium Commander Limberakis was conferred the position of Distinguished Fellow of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy at Harris Manchester College of the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy is based at Oxford University at Harris Manchester College. It was established by Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD and the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice. The Oxford Centre offers an academic environment designed to bring leading thinkers, academics, and practitioners from across the globe to participate in scholarly pursuit aimed at protecting Christians and others facing persecution in the Middle East and other parts of the globe. The Oxford Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy has a distinguished list of fellows throughout the academic world.

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