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Saint Andrew’s Freedom Forum & HALC Present Online Event November 30

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The Saint Andrew’s Freedom Forum and the Hellenic American Leadership Council present a virtual online event commemorating Saint Andrew’s Day on Tuesday, November 30, 6 PM EST. This year’s program is dedicated to the memory of Peter N. Marudas, the Saint Andrew’s Freedom Forum inaugural speaker, who recently passed away.

Join the live webinar online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88614654997

Webinar ID: 886 1465 4997

If you have any questions, please contact the St. Andrew’s Freedom Forum here: info@saintandrewsfreedomforum.org.

On the Feast Day of Saint Andrew, the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians – the world’s second largest Church – venerate Saint Andrew, the first called apostle and Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Seventeen centuries ago, Saint Andrew laid the foundation for the establishment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the ancient Anatolian City of Byzantium, which later became the Roman-Byzantine capital Constantinople, and which is now modern day Istanbul, Turkey. The annual tribute to Saint Andrew is an opportunity to assess what progress is being made towards restoring full dignity to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and towards advancing human rights and religious freedom the world over.

Peter N. Marudas. Photo: Courtesy of the Saint Andrew’s Freedom Forum

More information is available online: www.saintandrewsfreedomforum.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Saint-Andrews-Freedom-Forum-253730304811311/.

Dr. Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir, Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute and Research Associate at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss Captive Communities: New Challenges to Religious Freedom in Turkey.

Remarks will also be made by Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland, sponsor, Saint Andrew’s Day; Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL) 0-Chair, International Religious Freedom Caucus, Co-Chair, Hellenic-Israel Alliance, Co-Chair, Hellenic Issues CaucuS, Co-Chair, Armenia Caucus; and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and Co-Chair of the Hellenic Caucus.

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