IDC Summit Pricing Information

 

Each Ticket Table of 10
IDC Summit Registration & Solidarity Dinner $200.00 $2,000.00
Solidarity Dinner Only – SOLD OUT $175.00 $1,750.00
IDC Summit Registration Only $ 50.00

 

What is IDC?

In Defense of Christians (IDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves the historic Christian communities of the Middle East through unified, coordinated advocacy and greater public awareness.  In particular, IDC seeks to preserve the communities of Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.  To this end, IDC exists to serve Diaspora Christian advocacy efforts, to raise awareness through the media, and to leverage heightened awareness into substantive policy outcomes.

 

What is the IDC Inaugural Summit?

The In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit will take place in Washington, DC, Tuesday, September 9, through Thursday, September 11, 2014.

This three day gathering will feature human rights experts, elected and public officials, policy makers, diplomats, and representatives from across the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora as well as Christian leaders, religious and secular, from the region.  The principal venue will be the Omni Shoreham Hotel, with special events and organized visits to Capitol Hill.

The primary purpose of the Summit is to bring all members of the Diaspora together in a newfound sense of unity. Whether Orthodox or Catholic; Evangelical, Coptic or Maronite; Syriac, Lebanese, Chaldean or Assyrian – all Middle Eastern Christians will be called on to join together in solidarity. This solidarity will strengthen advocacy efforts with policy makers and elected officials and make more palatable grassroots outreach to the American public. Thus united, Middle Eastern Christians will invite all people of good will to join the cause to defend the defenseless, to be a voice for those who are voiceless.

The survival of these historic Christian communities is not merely a moral imperative; it is in the interests of all nations and peoples of the West and the Middle East. As noted in the May 7, 2014 “Pledge” of religious and human rights leaders, Middle Eastern Christians “have long been an integral part of the social fabric, and have contributed, alongside Muslims, to the construction of the Arab civilization. They have had an especially formative role in promoting education, literacy, learning and health care,” which serve all people in the region.