“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

The Archbishop of Detroit to Address Symposium on the Holy Land Christians

His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, the Archbishop of Detroit, will speak to an ecumenical audience during a Symposium on the The Future of Christians of the Holy Land: Christianity and Jerusalem, on March 31, 2001, at St. George Cultural Center, 2160 East Maple Road, Troy, Michigan. The Holy Land Christian Support Network (HCSN) of The Holy Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) sponsors the program. His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, the Archbishop of Detroit, will speak to an ecumenical audience during a Symposium on the The Future of Christians of the Holy Land: Christianity and Jerusalem, on March 31, 2001, at St. George Cultural Center, 2160 East Maple Road, Troy, Michigan. The Holy Land Christian Support Network (HCSN) of The Holy Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) sponsors the program. The Symposium will celebrate the central role of Jerusalem and the continued relevance of that city to Christian Americans. Speakers from the Holy Land and experts from the United States will highlight current political developments in the Holy Land that affect the native Christians and the Mother Church of Jerusalem. The Conference is intended to reinvigorate Christian efforts to maintain a Christian presence in the land of Jesus Christ’s birth, death and resurrection. The speakers will educate Americans about the plight of Christians in the Holy Land and encourage Christians, churches and concerned organizations to join the Holy Land Support Network and thereby give hope to Holy Land Christians and their churches. The degradation of the Palestinian society and its economy, especially during the last 5 months, has come about due to deliberate discriminatory Israeli policies enacted during the last half century. These policies have marginalized Christians to the point that Christian culture and economic viability are no longer possible. It is our fervent hope that peace will visit the land where the three Abrahamic religions find their spiritual foundations. Other Featured Speakers include: Fr. Emile Salayta, Director of Education, Latin Patriarchate, Jerusalem; Rev. William G. Gepford, S.C.D. Consultant for Interfaith Ministries, The Presbytery of Detroit; Fr. Dr. Majdi Syriani, The legal Advisor, Latin Patriarchate, Jerusalem; Donald Kruse; Former American Counsel, Jerusalem; Msgr. William Easton, Pastor, The Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, MI. Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner, Director, Center for Middle East Understanding, North Park University, Chicago, IL; and many other specialists in their field. The Symposium Chairman George Khoury, an engineer, has played a leading role in the USA in advocating for aid to relieve the suffering of the Palestinian Christians. Mr. Khoury is a HCEF Board member, HCSN Michigan Committee Chairperson, and he has high expectations that the Christian community of Michigan will respond to the appeal that the first HCEF Symposium has to offer. Rateb Rabie, KHS, HCEF President said “HCEF was founded to increase awareness among Americans of the urgent needs of Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land, to enrich the lives of Americans through contacts with Palestinians, and to develop and fund programs that will encourage and assist Palestinian Christian to remain in their homeland”. For more information or registration call Toll Free No. 866-871-4233 or check our website www.hcef.org

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