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Reopen Halki Seminary: Write to Congress now!

In 1971, the Turkish government closed Halki Seminary, the sole seminary for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. What does this mean for Greek Orthodox Christians around the world? The closure of Halki prevents the Ecumenical Patriarchate from training its next generation of leaders and infringes upon the religious freedom of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians. 

In January 2016, Congressman John Sarbanes, and the co-chairs of the Hellenic Caucus, International Religious Freedom Caucus and Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission sent a letter to President Obama urging him and the administration to press Turkish authorities to finally reopen Halki. (Read their letter)

Please, write to your Representatives asking them to join their colleagues in the Hellenic Caucus, the Human Rights Caucus and the International Religious Freedom Caucus by issuing a statement demanding the reopening of Halki Seminary.