Event to focus on the challenges facing Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle EastÂ
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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D, CA)
Congressman Frank Wolf (R, VA)
The Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America
Christian Solidarity International
The Center for Religious Freedom of the Hudson Institute
Inaugural Reception for House Caucus on Religious Minorities in the Middle East
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Program and Reception begin at 6:00 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building, Basement Room 338
Iraqâ€™s true minorities are being driven from their homes and communities all across Iraq. Tuesdayâ€™s event will bring awareness to the violence, economic and social displacement of Iraqâ€™s religious minorities that drove them from their homes in Baghdad and other, once-integrated Iraqi cities. Iraqi religious minorities will participate in the Caucus Reception along with a screening of a recent 60 Minutes segment that highlights the difficulties Christians are facing in Iraq.
CASCA was formed in 2007 to educate U.S. policymakers on the plight of Iraqâ€™s Chaldean/Assyrian/Syriac Christian minorities and to advocate for policies that will support stability, security, aid, and reconstruction relief within Iraq and assistance and resettlement of the most vulnerable refugees of this fragile population outside Iraq. CASCA joins the Christian Solidarity International and the Center for Religious Freedom of the Hudson Institute in hosting Members of Congress at the reception.