International Christian forum to discuss the protection of Christians in the middle East

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Vinogradova in photobackgrounds in the middle East. Archival photoInternational Christian forum to discuss the protection of Christians in the middle East© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Vinogradova to the photobank

The third international Christian forum will be held in Moscow on August 28-30, with the participation of over 200 delegates from Russia, the Middle East and Europe who will discuss the issues of countering the persecution of Christians in Syria, Iraq and other hot spots in the world.

«One of the main themes of the forum — mechanisms of resistance the situation in the middle East, the practice of genocide of Christians. During the forum we also want to discuss humanitarian cooperation of non-governmental organizations in the area of natural disasters and humanitarian conflicts,» — said the President of public organization «Christian world» Alex Circassian.

The forum will be attended by delegations from Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, Lebanon, Serbia, Syria and Palestine. At the opening of in the Hall of Church cathedrals of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in particular, will be the Metropolitan Sadnicki Antiochian Orthodox Church, Onion (Egypt), President of the Foundation of the Holy Apostle Paul, Valentina Lantseva, head of social services of the diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia, Mikheil Avakian, President of the anti-Globalization movement of Russia Alexander Ionov, representatives of the Christian churches of Jordan and Lebanon.

The Forum will host three conferences: «Contemporary threats and protection mechanisms of religious communities in the Middle East», «Humanitarian cooperation of NGOs in the areas of natural disasters and military conflicts» and «Socially-active business». In addition, on Monday for the first time in the framework of the International Christian forum in the motorcycle club «Night wolves» will pass festival of ethno and rock music.

The organizers intend to promote your event to process the «consolidation of efforts of civil society institutions, government and Christian churches in the traditional cultural education and moral strengthening of Russian youth and children, introducing them to the history and traditions of the Christian people of Russia».