WASHINGTON (June 12, 1997) -- Several international figures will address a regional meeting of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Subcommittee on Religion and Conflict Resolution, chaired by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, which will meet next week in New York City to begin defining its agenda
The Special Advisory Committee was established by then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher in November 1996. Its mandate, which is carried out by two subcommittees, is to bring attention to the problems of religious persecution abroad and to advise on how to bring about reconciliation in those areas of conflict where religion can make a decisive difference. Archbishop McCarrick's co-chair is Dr. Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University.
Archbishop McCarrick called the regional meeting in New York for June 16. Speakers include: Cardinal Cahal Daly, retired Archbishop of Armagh, Northern Ireland; Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation; Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Chairman of the International Conflict Resolution Program, Columbia University; Dr. William Vendley, Secretary General, World Conference on Relgion and Peace; Dr. William Howard, President, New York Theological Seminary; and Gabby Habib, Former General Secretary, Middle East Council of Churches.
The meeting is open to the press.
What: Meeting of the U.S. State Department Special Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Religion and Conflict Resolution. Where: Inter-Church Center, Room 803, 475 Riverside Drive, New York City When: Monday, June 16, 1997, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.