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President’s Appointment of Dr. James J. Zogby to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

The Syriac Orthodox Community in New Jersey and other States were thrilled to know about the appointment of Dr. James Zogby to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF ).
“It couldn’t have happened to a better person than Dr. Zogby”, exclaimed H.E. Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch, for the Eastern United States, from his headquarters in Teaneck, NJ. “The President made the right choice.  I know the man very well, and I think he fits this position exceptionally well. He is very knowledgeable about the international religious affairs, especially the Middle East, where his family came from, and I think he will greatly benefit the Commission with his experience and expertise in this matter. In all his decisions, Dr. Zogby proved to be fair, impartial and champion for Religious dialogue, on both American and International levels. Being a scholar in Comparative Religions, he proved to be an expert in debates and negotiations for religious freedom worldwide”
The Syriac Orthodox Community commends Dr. Zogby on his new position and wishes him success in his new mission.

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