ARCHBISHOP VICKEN AYKASIAN APPOINTED MEMBER OF US PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
July 3, 2009
WASHINGTON, JULY 3, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. Archbishop Vicken
Aykasian, a monk of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, diocesan
messenger of the US Eastern Diocese, President of the US National
Council of Churches was appointed a member of the Task Force of
the US President Barak Obama’s Advisory Council on Inter-Religious
Dialogue. Noyan Tapan was informed about it by the Interchurch
Relations Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
The Task Force on Inter-Religious Dialogue consists of 12 religious
primates and eminent ecumenical figures who discuss with the President
most important interreligious issues through phone conferences taking
place once every two weeks.
During the past months, His Holiness Vicken participated in numerous
discussions with the President’s Advisory structures on establishing
peace in the Near East and on other issues US churches are concerned