This September, In Defense of Christians held our inaugural National Leadership Convention to mobilize America for the Christians in the Middle East. Participants learned how to advocate in the United States Congress, build coalitions, establish local chapters, and raise awareness.

The week concluded with our Solidarity Dinner on Friday, September 11th, where members of Congress and religious leaders spoke on the importance of Americans standing in solidarity with Christians in the Middle East.

About IDC

IDC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to ensure the protection and preservation of Christianity and Christian culture in the Middle East. We do this through: grassroots mobilization of Diaspora communities, in unity with concerned Christians of other denominations and other people of good will, on national and local levels; expanding global awareness of the ongoing plight of Christians in the Middle East through media and outreach; influencing national and international policy makers to act on their behalf through political advocacy; and encouraging humanitarian aid for suffering Christian communities in the Middle East.

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Hotel Info

The IDC room block at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill is full. Participants still registering for the conference are encouraged to check the following local hotels, all within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, for further accommodation.

Listed in order of proximity:
Liaison Capitol Hill DC – (202) 638-1616 – less than 1 block from the Hyatt
Washington Court Hotel – (202) 628-2100 – 1 block away
Hotel George – (202) 347-4200 – 1 block away
Phoenix Park Hotel – (202) 638-6900 – 2 blocks away
Fairfield Inn & Suites on H Street – (202) 289-5959 – 0.6 miles away
Hotel Monaco Washington DC – (202) 628-7177 – 0.7 miles away
Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center – (202) 842-2500
Holiday Inn – Washington Capitol – (800) 972-3159
Capitol Hill Hotel – (202) 543-6000

Contact Us


Phone: 202-351-6195
Mailing Address: PO Box 75061, Washington, DC 20013
Conference Inquiries: nlc@indefenseofChristians.org
General Inquiries: info@indefenseofChristians.org
Press: press@indefenseofChristians.org