July 14, 2008
|In this issue:||American Hellenic Institute Draws Attention to Continuing Restrictions on Religious Freedom in Turkey
Washington, D.C. – In its latest effort to raise awareness about Turkey's continuing restrictions of religious freedom against the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as Turkey's ongoing destruction of religious heritage in the occupied area of Cyprus, the American Hellenic Institute recently brought these issues before Congressional staffers.
AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis commented at a July 8 forum on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Task Force on International Religious Freedom. (more)
WASHINGTON, DC – For the second year in a row, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) cooperated with the AHEPAcademy on June 24, 2008 to coordinate a day-long program that introduced 15 participating Greek American high school students to Washington's diplomatic and policymaking realms. The day's activities included a briefing at the Greek Embassy, hosted by Ambassador Alexandros Mallias, and a briefing at the Cyprus Embassy, hosted by Ambassador Andreas Kakouris. The students also attended a dinner at the Capital Hilton later that evening where Congressmen Michael Bilirakis (R-FL) and Zack Space (D-OH) addressed the group. (more)
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