Events

Pages
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Events Per Page Sort Order

AMECC Hosts Special Fundraising and Community Event for Iraqi Christians and Other Minorities

October 9, 2014

 

On October 9, 2014 in Oak Park, Michigan, a special fundraising event was held to support American Middle East Christians Congress (AMECC) programs for the Iraqi Christians and others who have recently been displaced and face a bleak present and near future.

 

Over 100 leaders from the American Middle East communities and other segments of American political, social, cultural, religious, and civic and civil rights society and organizations were invited to create a pan-American front to continue working politically, medically, humanitarianly, and socially to put at the forefront the plight of the Iraqi Christians and other minorities that the world seems to have forgotten and which other national and local events have overshadowed. Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, AMECC President, detailed the ongoing genocide and the political, humanitarian, and social crisis and a plan of action. 

 

Attendees pledged to work together with their communities and AMECC to continue addressing this issue on the national and international levels until this catastrophe is addressed.

 

The event was covered by national and international, including Middle East, media.

 

The displaced Iraqi Christians and other minorities will now face the coming months of severe Winter, increase in diseases, and a worsening social environment, such as schooling and basic health care.

 

AMECC will continue depending on you for your generous contributions and political, social, and humanitarian support. Please visit our Web site, www.amecc.us.

 


Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD

President, American Middle East Christians Congress

www.middleeastchristian.org or www.amecc.us

24601 Coolidge Highway

Oak Park, MI 48237

Office: (248) 546-9100

Cell: (248) 763-6006

 


You may visit the revised Third Edition of our book, The Middle East Christians: The Untold Story, at www.middleeastchristian.org
.

AMECC President Participates in Historic "In Defense of Christians" Summit in Washington, D.C.

September 14, 2014

 

 
AMECC President Participates in Historic "In Defense of Christians" Summit in Washington, D.C.
 
 
"The survival of these historic Christian communities is not merely a moral imperative; it is in the interests of all nations and peoples."-IDC
 
 
Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, President of the American Middle East Christian Congress (AMECC), with a personal Honorarium Invitation from Mr. Toufic Baaklini, President of In Defense of Christians (IDC), attended the group's inaugural summit from September 9-11, 2014 in Washington, D. C. under the banner "Protecting and Preserving Christianity Where It All Began."
 
 
This conference was the first of its kind, where prelates and representatives of all churches and rites attended, including, but not limited to, His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, His Most Eminent Beatitude Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Cardinal Rai, His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, His Beatitude, Ignatius Youssef III Younan, His Holiness Aram I Keshishian, His Eminence Archbishop Cardinal Wuerl, His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joseph Zahlawi, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, His Excellency Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, along with over 1,200 attendees from over 14 countries, including priests, nuns, doctors, lawyers, businesspeople, community and human right activists, university faculty professors, and various American leaders and organizations in the fields of religion, faith, culture, politics, and humanitarianism.
 
 
Dr. Dass, along with summit attendees visited the Capitol and addressed and dialogued with more than 18 United States Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, who pledged to support and assist the Middle East Christians with their immediate problems and develop programs for their future presence in the Middle East and in Diaspora.
 
 
During the summit, Dr. Dass and AMECC had an exhibition dedicated to the motto "Save Iraqi Christians." Dr. Dass discussed issues related to the Middle East Christians in the United States, Diaspora, and in the Middle East with exchange of views in the political, medical, cultural, and heritage arenas with the summit's attendees. He also had a personal discussion with members of Congress, church leaders, and members of other similar organizations.
 
 
AMECC, which was created after September 11, 2001, shares the vision, mission, and agenda of the IDC in this summit, which IDC explained is meant for "the preservation and protection of Christians in the Middle East."
 
 
"Christians are pillars of Middle Eastern civilization. The people of these ancient communities, numbering in the millions, play an essential role in efforts to promote peace, encourage pluralism, and build bridges between the East and West. They face many challenges today, including government discrimination, social and economic marginalization, targeted religious persecution, ethnic cleansing, and violent attacks."
 
 
"IDC’s goals are to unite the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora in its advocacy efforts, to make the general public more aware of the plight of Christians in the Middle East, and to stand in solidarity with the Christian communities in the region. Their survival is vital to Middle East stability, and their ability to flourish in their countries of origin is not merely a human rights issue, but also has national security implications for the United States."
 
 
Dr. Dass and AMECC believe such summits should be held regularly, develop Middle East Christian political lobbying, create a public relations committee, develop relationships with other American and non-American Middle East Christian and non-Christian organizations, and be more proactive than reactive in order to preserve and promote Middle East Christianity and Christians.
 
 
For more information regarding AMECC's Save the Iraqi Christians program, contact:
 

Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD
President, American Middle East Christians Congress
24601 Coolidge Highway
Oak Park, MI 48237
Office: (248) 546-9100
Cell: (248) 763-6006
 
 
You may visit our re-edited and revised Third Edition of our book, The Middle East Christians: The Untold Story, at www.middleeastchristian.org or www.amecc.us.

HEALTH O RAMA PROGRAM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 2014 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIANS CONGRESS (AMECC)

An Umbrella of American Middle East Christian Community Organizations in the United States of America

 

HEALTH O RAMA PROGRAM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 2014

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

10:30 am - 11:00 am       Medical round table discussion regarding medical, social and legal effects of Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and other diseases in minorities and ethnics.

  

11:00 am - 1:00 pm           Health O Rama.

 

Physicians, Pharmacists, Social Services, Allied Health Providers, Neighboring Hospitals, Medical students, lawyers, and Pharmaceutical companies will be participating in this program.

  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us.

 

Ramsay F. Dass, MD

Medical Coordinator, Health-O-Rama,

 

 

Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD, President, American Middle East Christians Congress

Office: (248) 546 9100 Cell: (248) 763-6006 / E-mail: Rfd

Unity Candlelight and Prayer Vigil:

 

Community Organizations Unite To Say "Never Again"

 
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, inter-religious, inter-heritage, inter-community, civic, civil and human rights organizations and the Middle East community-at-large attended a unity candlelight vigil in Birmingham, Michigan.
 
Representatives from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Baha'i, Mandais, Saba, and Middle East and non-Middle East Church community and clergy stood in solidarity and continuous support with the Iraqi Christians and other minorities in their persecution and genocide to say "never again."
 
Attendees spoke emotionally about their call for peace, and each proclaimed their united message that no people should be persecuted because of their race, religion, or creed.
 
This unique event concluded with a recommendation to continue to inform, educate, and seek political, public relation, and support. It is part of a series of events that began after an historic meeting that took place among members of different faiths to discuss the current crisis in Iraq in Oak Park, Michigan on August 4, 2014.
 
This event was covered by local, national, and international media.
 
Please see the attached photos.
 
The American Middle East Christians Congress is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. You may visit our updated website at www.amecc.us if you wish to donate, volunteer, or otherwise contribute.
 
Sincerely yours,
 

Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD
President, American Middle East Christians Congress
Director of Iraq American Christians Endowment Center
 
You may visit our re-edited and revised Third Edition of our book, The Middle East Christians: The Untold Story, at www.middleeastchristian.org or www.amecc.us.

Press Release: Support for Iraqi Christians at Unity Vigil

Unity Candlelight and Prayer Vigil:
 
 
Community Organizations Unite To Say "Never Again"
 
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, inter-religious, inter-heritage, inter-community, civic, civil and human rights organizations and the Middle East community-at-large attended a unity candlelight vigil in Birmingham, Michigan.
 
Representatives from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Baha'i, Mandais, Saba, and Middle East and non-Middle East Church community and clergy stood in solidarity and continuous support with the Iraqi Christians and other minorities in their persecution and genocide to say "never again."
 
Attendees spoke emotionally about their call for peace, and each proclaimed their united message that no people should be persecuted because of their race, religion, or creed.
 
This unique event concluded with a recommendation to continue to inform, educate, and seek political, public relation, and support. It is part of a series of events that began after an historic meeting that took place among members of different faiths to discuss the current crisis in Iraq in Oak Park, Michigan on August 4, 2014.
 
This event was covered by local, national, and international media.
 
Please see the attached photos.
 
The American Middle East Christians Congress is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. You may visit our updated website at www.amecc.us if you wish to donate, volunteer, or otherwise contribute.
 
Sincerely yours,
 

Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD
President, American Middle East Christians Congress
Director of Iraq American Christians Endowment Center
 
You may visit our re-edited and revised Third Edition of our book, The Middle East Christians: The Untold Story, at www.middleeastchristian.org 
;