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Syriac symposium at Catholic University

The North American Syriac Symposium will be held at Catholic University in Washington June 21-24. The conference will bring together more than 100 professors, graduate students and scholars from around the world for discussion of the language, literature and cultural history of Syriac Christianity, which has its homeland in the Middle East.

"A lot of people in the West don't necessarily know about this area of Christian heritage," said Robin Darling Young of Catholic U.'s School of Theology and Religious Studies. "But these are the very communities under threat in the Middle East today because of war, political disruption and militant Islamic groups, such as ISIS."

The conference also will include a special exhibit of texts, artifacts and photographs from Catholic U.'s Semitics/Institute of Christian Oriental Research Library.

Find out more

Go to semitics.cua.edu/north-american-syriac-symposium.cfm.

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