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Eastern Christians: Commemorating Genocide, Confronting the Future
A Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00PM

The Historic Chicago Temple Building
77 W Washington St
Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60603

This panel, held at Silk Road Rising's theatre space in the Historic Chicago Temple Building (77 W. Washington St., Chicago), will feature panelists from Arab Christian, Armenian, Coptic, Muslim, and Syriac communities as they reflect on the centennial of the Armenian, Aramean/Assyrian, and Greek Genocides, and discuss present day challenges confronting Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and beyond.

Panelists will exchange ideas for strengthening pluralism and religious freedom in the Middle East, promoting security for all religious communities, and building greater Christian - Muslim cooperation. In addition, select excerpts from Adriana Sevahn Nichols' play Night Over Erzinga will be presented.

Nairee Hagopian (Armenian Orthodox)
Dr. Kamal Ibrahim (Coptic Orthodox)
Dr. Nabeel Khoury (Melkite Greek Catholic)
Deacon George Kourieh (Syriac Orthodox)
Dr. Khalil Marrar (Sunni Muslim)

The panel will be moderated by Silk Road Rising's Artistic Director Jamil Khoury (Antiochian Orthodox).