His Eminence Archbishop Mor Dionysius John Kawak attended the “In Defense of Christians 2017 Summit” in Washington, D.C. on October 24th through October 26th, 2017.
In Defense of Christians is an organization that serves to advocate for the protection and preservation of Christians and Christianity in the Middle East.
During his introduction, Keynote Speaker Vice President Mike Pence stated that America is going to help Middle Eastern Christians in a direct way. The work of IDC is to lobby for Christians in the Middle East. The organization is working hard to help Christians have the ability to remain safely in their homeland. During the summit, a large focus was placed on the recognition of t
he Syriac and Armenian genocide.