The Forgotten Faithful: Arab Christians Suffering in the Holy Land

***The Forgotten Faithful: Arab Christians Suffering in the Holy Land***          

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                ANNOUNCEMENT
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The Holy Land Christian Support Network (HCSN) and
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF)
             invite you to attend an

Ecumenical Symposium for the Christian Clergy on the Holy Land Christians

Thursday, May 8, 2003
10:00am – 3:00pm
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Avenue, N.W. , Washington, DC 20016

***The Forgotten Faithful: Arab Christians Suffering in the Holy Land***

HCEF is hosting its first symposium designed especially for Christian clergy.

This symposium, entitled The Forgotten Faithful: Arab Christians Suffering in the Holy Land, has two purposes: (1) to create an awareness among clergy of the difficult life faced by Christians in the Holy Land, and (2) to explore how Christian individuals and churches in the United States can be empowered to assist Arab Christians through the programs that HCEF offers.  Clergy from the Holy Land and the U.S. will speak and lead discussion during the symposium.

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The Honorary Committee for the symposium includes:

*His Beatitude Michel Sabbah
  Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

*His Eminence Metropolitan Philip Saliba
  Primate, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

*The Rev. Dr. Felton Edwin May
  Resident Bishop, Episcopal Area, The United Methodist Church

*Theodore Schneider
  Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Metropolitan Washington,
D.C. Synod

*His Eminence Khajag Barsamian
  Diocese of the Armenian Church of America

*Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Mathews
  Bishop (Retired), The United Methodist Church

*Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
  Archbishop of Washington

*Reverend Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel
  Moderator, 214th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA)

*Most Rev. John A. Elya
  Eparch of Newton for the Melkite Catholics in the U.S.

*The chairman for the symposium is Rev. Dr. Frank Trotter, Pastor,
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC).

Registration Fee is $30 per person (includes lunch and materials).
Registration materials and program information may be obtained from the HCEF
website at: http://www.hcef.org/events/index.cfm?eventid=39

You may also contact HCEF by calling (301) 951-9400 or toll free (866)
871-4233 or sending an email to news@hcef.org. You can also register online at

http://www.hcef.org/holy/shop/washington.html