WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of recent news stories have documented the destruction of Yazidi communities in Iraq, the persecution of Christians in Syria and in African nations, and the departure of the last Jews to reside in Yemen. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington and Azizah al-HIbri, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, will discuss the landmark Marrakech Declaration designed to improve the lives of religious minorities in Muslim countries at a National Press Club Newsmaker in the club's Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m., May 10. The National Press Club is located on the 13th floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
In January 2016 more than 250 Muslim religious leaders, heads of state, and scholars, reached agreement on the Marrakesh Declaration, which spells out the rights of religious minorities in predominantly Islamic countries. The conference held in Morocco included both Muslims and non-Muslims and was the first such meeting since the 622 C.E. Charter of Medina—the Muslim world's first constitution, which spelled out the rights of minorities in Islamic law.
Like all Newsmakers, this event is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Contact: Tony Gallo, NPC Newsmakers 202-544-6973, [email protected]
SOURCE National Press Club