The Challenges of Being Christ ian Today: Upcoming Lecture-Discussion On Saturday, September 28, 2019 @6:30 P.M.

Posted on September. 14. 2019

Los Angeles, CA – Clergy, parishioners, general public, and educators are cordially invited to an unprecedented lecture-discussion The Challenges Of Being Christian Today to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon (333 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048). Speakers will include Siobhan Nash-Marshall from New York, Antoine A. Saad from Lebanon, and Tonia Khouri from Illinois. The event will address the urgent questions that every Christian must ask himself today: why is Christianity under attack today? what is the nature of the attacks? how can we respond to them?

Siobhan Nash-Marshall holds the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College. Author of many academic books and articles on metaphysics and the problem of evil, she has also written books and articles for the general public – Joan of Arc: A Spiritual Biography and What it Takes to be Free: Religion and Roots of Democracy. In recent years, Nash-Marshall has devoted a lot of attention to genocide and genocide negationism. Her most recent book, The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide (New York: Herder & Herder, 2018), which was released in Italy (I peccati dei padri: negazionismo turco e il genocidio armeno – Milano: Guerini e Associati, 2018), and in Armenia (Մեղքերը հայրերի եւ թուրքական ժխտողականութիւնը – Stepanakert: University of Artsakh Press, 2018) is her first book-length treatment of the topic. After the breakout of the war in Syria, Nash-Marshall and some friends founded CINF USA, through which they attempt to help the ancient Christian cultures of the world which are presently in peril.

Dr. Antoine A. Saad has earned a Government Ph.D. from the government of Lebanon in 2005. This degree indicates that he has mastered the analytical and methodological skills to design and conduct original research of the highest quality and confirms that he has the oral and written communication skills needed to participate and engage in debates at the leading edge of his field. Dr. Saad is also equipped with the knowledge and skills to teach various law and political science courses at the university level. Dr. Saad is a Professor at Lebanese Canadian University where he is the Head of the Department on International Law. Dr. Saad teaches high ranking officers of the armed forces of Lebanon. These courses include but not limited to Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Political and Administrative Law, Public Finance, International Justice & International Relations. Dr. Saad owns and operates The Antoine A. Saad law firm in Beirut, he employs and oversees a team of lawyers. Dr. Saad appears regularly on the Middle Eastern television networks as legal expert and political commentator/consultant.

Tonia Khouri served for six years as a County Commissioner and Chairman of Economic Development for DuPage County, the second largest county in Illinois. Ms. Khouri was recognized with the Excellence in County Government Award in 2016, the Communicator Award in 2016, Friend of Tourism Award in 2018, and was also recently the Republican Nominee for the United States Congress. Ms. Khouri currently serves as Vice President for In Defense of Christians (IDC). IDC is the only organization based in Washington, D.C. that works closely with the United States Congress passing legislation to protect and preserve Christianity in the Middle East. Ms. Khouri also serves as Regional Vice President of Mid-America for National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM). Ms. Khouri graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. Tonia currently resides in Aurora, IL with her husband and three children.

The event is organized by Christians In Need Foundation (CINF). All are welcome to attend. Admission is free of charge. There will be a reception. For information and reservations please contact (818) 303-5566.

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