With the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate invite you to attend and witness the Archons’ Third International Conference on Religious Freedom. The theme of the Conference will be: “The Persecution of Christians in the Holy Lands & The Middle East: Consequences and Solutions.” The International Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., December 4-6, 2017. This upcoming conference promises to be an extraordinary, historic and watershed event, just as the first and second religious freedom conferences were in November 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium and December 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

Invited keynote speakers include: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan; and the Chairs of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees: Senator Bob Corker and Congressman Ed Royce. Additional speakers and panelists will include noted scholars, journalists, human rights advocates, diplomats, and politicians.

The conference is being organized and hosted by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.