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|Iraq Crisis: U.S.
Ecumenical Leaders Go to Paris for Meetings
WHAT/WHY: February 10-11, 2003, in Paris, a delegation from the National Council of Churches (U.S.A.) will be hosted by the French Protestant Federation for the second of a series of five urgent meetings with religious and government leaders to consider a cooperative response to avert military action against Iraq.
Their schedule includes a 3:30 p.m. meeting on February 11 with Frances foreign minister, with a news conference to follow (on site at the Quai d'Orsay).
The NCC is organizing the visits to five European capitals as part of the U.S. ecumenical bodys search for peaceful solutions to the Iraq crisis. Upcoming visits include London (Feb. 17-19), Rome (Feb. 25-28) and Moscow or Madrid (TBA).
NCC DELEGATION TO PARIS:
The group will be joined in Paris by Rudiger Noll, Associate General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches. Mr. Noll is based in Brussels.
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