ADFA to Participate in International Religious Freedom Summit
A Demand for Action is delighted to announce that we have been invited to participate as a sponsoring partner at the IRF (International Religious Freedom) Summit in Washington DC from July 13-15.
“I am thrilled that an ADFA team will be able to join a coalition of powerful organizations that work for the cause of religious freedom around the world,” said ADFA president and founder Nuri Kino. “This invitation is a significant milestone in ADFA’s seven-year history, because, thanks to the hard work of sponsors, supporters, and volunteers, we are now - once again - recognized as a leading international voice for Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs and other Middle Eastern indigenous people and minorities that are persecuted for their faith and ethnicity.”
The roster of speakers includes several world-renowned personalities as Sam Brownback, former US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Knox Thames, Visiting Expert, US Institute of Peace, Archbishop Angelous, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, US Congressman Chris Smith, and Lord David Alton of UK.
ADFA’s Side Event and Press Conference: From Information to Action
ADFA will host an important side event and press conference, titled “From Information to Action” on July 13 at 5:00, local time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the same venue as all the other conference events. Through this event, ADFA hopes to amplify the voice of Middle Eastern Christians and to influence policymakers to take action on such issues as the effect of international sanctions on their home countries and the status of refugees in transit.
ADFA will be represented at this side event and press conference by
Editor-in-chief of the Lebanese daily newspaper Al Joumhouria
Journalist and ADFA’s representative in Canada
ADFA’s executive director
ADFA’s legal officer
The premiere screening of the film “Limbo” by award-winning filmmakers Nuri Kino and Eliyas Salameh will be held at this event. This documentary presents the stories of genocide survivors through their own personal testimonies and will reinforce our message that the international community needs to take urgent action to rebuild their shattered lives.
ADFA, a volunteer-driven organization based in Sodertalje, Sweden was founded in 2014, by Nuri Kino, shortly after the fall of Mosul to Isis extremists. It began as a social media campaign, calling for urgent international action to stop the ongoing genocide of Christians and other Middle Eastern minorities, Over the years, it has added humanitarian relief work to its mandate, while enhancing its stature as a leading advocacy organization.