Assyrian Youth Delegates Meet for First International Black March Movement Conference
Detroit (AINA) -- On January 8th and 9th, 2011, youth delegates from across the United States, Canada, and Europe met in Detroit for the Black March Movement's Inaugural Global Youth Conference. The Black March Movement is founded as a response to the October 31, 2010 massacre of Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad, in which 58 Assyrians were killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq, an Al-Qaeda affiliate. On November 8, 2010 more than twenty protests, dubbed Black Marches, were held in cities around the world to call attention to the Baghdad church massacre (AINA 11-10-2010).at Our Lady of Deliverance
The Conference represented a revolutionary and unprecedented step for the Syriac Orthodox Church, and the Syriac Catholic Church] came together to begin connecting the diaspora and to outline the Movement's goals while stressing and reiterating the theme of unity expressed by the agreement of the Assyrian political parties in Erbil, Iraq.as youths representing various diaspora communities, organizations, and religious sects [including the Church of the East, the , the , the
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