Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
SAC is pleased to announce that it is hosting Italian Jesuit priest Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio next week in Washington, D.C., to participate in multiple speaking engagements to highlight his experience living in Syria including the details surrounding his recent expulsion after expressing his support for the Syrian revolution. Rev. Dall'Oglio was expelled from the country last month for being an outspoken critic of the regime after the atrocities and war crimes it has committed against the Syrian people.
Rev. Dall'Oglio lived in Syria for 30 years and helped restore a 1,000-year-old monastery that became a center for Muslim and Christian understanding. The events listed below are co-sponsored by the Syrian American Council:
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Center for World Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
Interfaith Collaboration for Social Change in Syria
Founders Hall, Room 126
3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A Discussion on the Situation in Syria with Father Paolo Dall’Oglio
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
Syria, a Christian Perspective: interfaith iftar with Father Paolo Dall'Oglio
5010 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, VA 22207
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
New America Foundation
Bearing Witness to Syria’s Tragedies
1899 L St. NW Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036
The Syrian American Council (SAC) is a grassroots organization devoted to promoting educational, civic, economic, and human development, as well as advancing civil liberties and human dignity in Syria. SAC aspires to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between the American and Syrian people and institutions. With eighteen chapters across the U.S., SAC’s membership is open to all Syrians or those of Syrian origin who live in North America. For more information on the Syrian American Council please visit http://www.sacouncil.com or follow SAC on Twitter @sa_council.