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The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

  • National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC 20045 United States (map)

Join the Religious Freedom Institute and the Bruderhof for a two-part event featuring an author interview and book discussion with Martin Mosebach, followed by a keynote address from Archbishop Angaelos of London, remarks from Mariz Tadros and Ambassador Brownback, and a panel discussion on A Missing Piece in the Middle East: The Imperative of Protecting Pluralism and Promoting Religious Freedom.

The 21 - A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs by Martin Mosebach is an account of Mosebach’s journey to Egypt to find out the stories of the 21 Christians killed by ISIS in Libya and whose deaths were broadcast to the world in a video released February 15th, 2015.


Program

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM - The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs: Author Discussion

  • Welcome: Tom Farr, President, Religious Freedom Institute

  • Martin Mosebach, Author, The 21 – A Journey into the land of Coptic Martyrs

  • Moderator: Kent R. Hill, Executive Director, Religious Freedom Institute

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM – A Missing Piece in the Middle East: The Imperative of Protecting Pluralism and Promoting Religious Freedom:

  • Keynote Address: Archbishop Angaelos of London, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

  • Remarks by Mariz Tadros, Professor of Politics and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

  • Remarks by Ambassador Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

  • Panel Discussion: A Missing Piece in the Middle East: The Imperative of Protecting Pluralism and Promoting Religious Freedom - Panelists:

    • Samuel Tadros, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies, Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom

    • Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

    • Moderator: Jeremy Barker, Senior Program Officer, Religious Freedom Institute

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM RECEPTION


This Event is Co-hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute and The Bruderhof.

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The Bruderhof is an intentional Christian community of more than 2900 people in twenty-three settlements on four continents.  As a fellowship of families and singles, the Bruderhof practices radical discipleship in the spirit of the first church in Jerusalem.

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The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right, the cornerstone of a successful society, and a source of national and international security. It promotes religious freedom for all people throughout the world regardless of creed or conviction.