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The Great Lent (Sawmo Rabo) Sunday, March 1 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

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His Eminence participates in the Christian Churches Together Annual Gathering in Texas

This year, the Christian Churches Together Annual Gathering was held in Austin, Texas, from January 28 till February 1. His Eminence, Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim participated in the gathering, representing the Syriac Orthodox Church.

The gathering’s main issue was “Immigration Reforms”. The Churches present, unanimously asked for “an earned path” for undocumented immigrants to find a way to citizenship. The family reunification, protecting the borders, improving the refugee status and the international economic causes of the unauthorized immigration were also discussed.
The gathering issued a statement that represents the coalition of most Christian denominations’ aspirations for important immigration law reforms.

Christian Churches Together in the USA, is a new forum growing out of a deeply felt need to broaden and expand fellowship, unity and witness among the diverse expressions of Christian faith today. CCT is inclusive of the diversity of Christian families in the United States: Evangelical/ Pentecostal, Orthodox, Catholic, Historic Protestant and Historic Black Churches.

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