On Sunday, January 25th, One Free World International (OFWI) will remember the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a free event at Catch the Fire Church in Toronto, PRWeb reports.
OFWI founder Majed El Shafie will host the Armenian Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Armen Yeganian, and Minister Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, for a discussion about human rights around the world then and now.
“It’s time for the whole world to acknowledge what happened in Armenia,” said El Shafie. “Not just to remember the past, but to avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. We must be the voice for the voiceless – then and now.”
In August, El Shafie led a Canadian delegation to Armenia, which included three Honourable Canadian Members of Parliament: Mr. Brad Butt, Mr. Russ Hiebert and Mr. Leon Benoit, participating in the capacity of observers. Also joining the delegation was Pastor Hany Boghossian, from The Well on Bayview Church in Toronto, who served as the Deputy Leader of the delegation.
The delegation was received by the President of the National Assembly, Galust Sahakyan; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edward Nalbandian; Minister of Diaspora, Hranush Hakobyan; and the head of the Armenia-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group, Hovhannes Sahakyan. The parties discussed the planned events dedicated to the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, mutual support in international organizations and the successful cooperation of parliamentary friendship groups. The delegation also visited the Mother See of Holy Ejmiatzin, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and laid a wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial to the victims of the Medz Yerghern.
El Shafie has a unique voice, having once been arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die in Egypt for defending human rights and fighting for freedom of religion and the rights of minorities. He regularly testifies before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament and Senate, and he’s a frequent guest on news outlets worldwide, including FOX News Radio, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Phil Valentine, Laura Ingraham, CBN News, CBC, Sun News Network, CTV News, American Family Radio and many more. He now resides in Canada and fights for those persecuted around the world through his human rights organization, One Free World International. Pressuring governments, and challenging both world and spiritual leaders, he has not been afraid to put everything on the line to help those in need.