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

Metropolitan Joseph thanking the invitation to address the HCEF 18th International Conference

Metropolitan Joseph – On behalf of my 270 parish communities of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese in North America, I thank you for your invitation to address the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation 18th International Conference.

I am grateful to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for bestowing upon me this special award, which I accept on behalf of all Antiochian Orthodox Christians in North  America, who have and will continue to support their brethren in the Holy Land during these difficult times.

The theme of this conference “Forging a New Bond of  Solidarity  for  Equality,  Prosperity,  and  Peace,” shall be addressed by distinguished scholars and academic speakers. However, I, as a religious leader, would like to make this presentation based on spirituality.

Read the full speech here.