Washington , D.C.
June 13-15, 2013
Held in the US Capital, the Iraqi Christians Advocacy and Empowerment Insatiate (ICAE) attended the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference. The purpose of the meeting was to create the most sophisticated active grassroots organizations and to build a permanent pro-family, conservative majority, not just in both houses of Congress, but in every state house, city council, and school board across the country. In addition, the conferees focused on how to strengthen family values, religious liberties, and international religious freedom in the world impacted regions such as the Middle East.
More than 1,800 leaders, speakers, and media participated during the three day event, which kicked off with a luncheon featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, and Sen. Ron Johnson, and Sen. Mike Lee. General sessions included speeches from Sarah Palin, Rep. Paul Ryan, Gov. Jeb Bush, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rick Santorum, and many more! At the Patriot Awards Gala Banquet, Dr. Pat Robertson was recognized with the Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award, and heard from speakers such as Business Entrepreneur Donald Trump, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Randy Forbes, Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed, and special entertainment by Grammy & DOVE Award winning artist Sandi Patty!
Joseph T. Kassab , President and founder of ICAE Institute and Medlum Merogi of Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council- Canada represented their organizations in this conference at which they persistently highlighted the plight of Christians in Iraq.