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US State Department to Address Chaldeans on Refugee and Resettlement Issues
By Amer Hedow :: Saturday, May 29, 2010 :: 87242 Views :: Career & Education, Government & Society, Chaldean Caucus

Michigan, USA – “I hope the State Department is prepared to defend its position with hard facts.  We are tired of hallow promises.  Chaldeans have not seen any serious action from the U.S. about protecting the rights of minority in Iraq or helping the hundreds of thousands of refugees scattered across the world,” says Anthony Aboud of Sterling Heights, Michigan.  “I pray every Chaldean concerned about what is happening in Iraq and what is happening to Chaldean refugees around the world joins me on June first.”

On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Special Coordinator for Iraq's Minority Communities will be speaking at the American Polish Cultural Center located on 2975 E. Maple Road (corner of 15 Mile & Dequindre), Troy, MI 48083.

Corbin will be in Troy to address the Iraqi American community on U.S. policy toward Iraq, the concerns of Iraqi minority communities, and matters related to refugee resettlement.  Mr. Corbin recently returned from Iraq where he met with leaders and members of Iraq’s minority communities.  He will provide a comprehensive briefing on that trip, as well as current efforts to address their needs.

Serving under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Corbin was appointed by President Barack Obama to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of near Eastern Affairs where he has served since July 2009 and focuses on issues concerning the Ethnic and Religious Minority Communities in Iraq.

Corbin will also be accompanied by Mr. Lawrence Bartlett, Deputy Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration, U.S. Department of State.  Mr. Bartlett recently returned from a trip to Iraq, Jordan and Syria and will speak about the Iraqi refugee resettlement program to the United States.  Representatives of Detroit area refugee resettlement agencies will also be available to respond to resettlement-related questions.

Reservations are not required in order to attend.  This event is open to the media.  If you require more information about the venue please contact Karina Skomska at 248-689-3636.

عامة

 وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية

نائب مساعد وزيرة الخارجية

مايكل كوربن  السيد

خطاب خاص للجالية العراقية الأمريكية

بخصوص أوضاع الأقليات العراقية وأمور اللاجئين وإعادة التوطين

سيتم حضور نائب مساعد وزيرة الخارجية الأمريكية، مايكل كوربن في منطقة تروي، ميشيكان، لإلقاء خطاب الى الجالية العراقية الأمريكية بخصوص سياسات الولايات المتحدة تجاه العراق، وشؤون الأقليات، والقضايا االمتعلقة بإعادة توطين اللاجئين. فالسيد كوربن عاد مؤخراً من زيارته للعراق، حيث التقى بقادة وأعضاء الأقليات في  العراق، وسيزود الحضور بملخص شامل عن رحلته، والجهود القائمة لتحقيق احتياجاتهم.   

 كما أن السيد لورنس بارتليت، نائب مدير مكتب قبول اللاجئين، ومكتب السكان، واللاجئين والهجرة في وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية، والعائد حديثاً من زيارة العراق وسوريا والأردن،  سيرافق السيد كوربن وسيتحدث عن برنامج  إعادة  توطين اللاجئين العراقيين في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. كما سيحضر مسؤولي منظمات إعادة التوطين  في منطقة ديترويت للإجابه عن الأسئلة المتعلقة بإعادة التوطين.

سيعقد هذا اللقاء يوم الثلاثاء الموافق الأول من شهر حزيران 2010، وذلك في تمام الساعة السادسة والنصف ولغاية الثامنة والنصف مساءً

في قاعة المركز الثقافي الأمريكي البولندي

2975 E. Maple Road

Troy, MI 48083

(في تقاطع شارعي ديكوندر والميل الخامس عشر في مدينة تروي)

للمزيد من المعلومات حول مكان انعقاد الإجتماع، يرجى الإتصال بكارينا سكومسكي على الرقم

248-689-3636

الحضور لا يتطلب الحجز المسبق

ان الإجتماع مفتوح لوسائل الإعلام

 


 

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St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.