Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Panel on the Plight of Christians in the Middle East
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Panel on the Plight of Christians in the Middle East

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a panel of distinguished experts to discuss how the United States can effectively address the challenges facing Christian communities throughout the Middle East. The oldest Christian communities in the world are disappearing in the Middle East, where the faith was born and first took root. The atrocities of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and the hardships presented by Syria’s civil war have put Christians and other groups in increased danger. The panel will discuss how the United States can support freedom, tolerance, and pluralism at such a difficult time in the Middle East.


Stephen Colecchi, Director, Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Elizabeth Prodromou, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Paul Salem, Vice President for Policy and Research, Middle East Institute
Nina Shea, Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at [email protected] or 202.481.7141.