MECC SG in Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy:

Christians of the Middle East are not minorities and don’t need protections

The MECC, represented by its Secretary General Dr. Souraya Bechealany, participated in the Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy which was held in Bologna on October 3, 2019, under the motto 'Freedom of Religion or Belief as a Pillar of Democracy”.

The opening ceremony was launched with a speech by the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, followed by a letter by the MECC Secretary General Dr. Souraya Bechealany, addressed to participants from around 30 countries, including politicians and activists in the human rights, freedom of religion and belief, and interfaith dialogue…

The Secretary General during the conference, claimed that “Policy makers and Religious leaders are together partners to protect the human dignity”. Moreover, she stressed on the importance of the Christian role in the East. "Christians of the Middle East are not minorities and don’t need protections. Together with the International community we will deploy efforts to save the freedom of religion as a Pillar of democracy”. “It is time to be convinced that no peace without justice. It is time to tackle the root causes of the religious intolerance", Dr. Bechealany added.