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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Conference. 

The Status of the Christian Communities
in Iraqi Kurdistan:
Challenges & Opportunities

A conference for policy makers, researchers, and all those interested in
the Middle East and religious freedom

Topics include:

  • history of Christianity in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR)

  • mapping Christian communities in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region today

  • analysis of challenges for religious minorities in IKR and the Middle East

  • legal analysis of the Nineveh Plain questions

  • reflections of American Christian leaders on their recent trip to the region

  • accounts of Christians in the region themselves, including

      His Excellency Bashar Warda, Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

registration 8-8.30am, conference 8.30am – 4:30pm
Carl Hayden Room, U.S. Government Printing Office
732 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20401

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 The conference organizers thank Fair Observer for promoting the conference to its readership.