Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:37 AM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin, April 15. - Dr. Joseph Shimoon, a former student of Carroll College, Waukesha, and who was a member of the 1903 class of the Jefferson College, Philadelphia, was burned at the stake and beheaded in Persia, according to advices reaching here from Philadelphia. No date was given in the reports but they show that Dr. Shimoon was seized at Urumiah, Persia, by Turks who tried to compel him to embrace Islamism. Upon his refusal and statement that "Jesus is my Savior," he was seized, set on fire, burned to death and beheaded.
The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) NGO Branch is the
focal point within the UN Secretariat for non-governmental organizations
in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and
for NGOs seeking status. Our aims are the following:
Support to NGOs: Informing you in a timely fashion on
events and opportunities to collaborate with the United Nations.
Intergovernmental Support: We service the Committee on
NGOs, which meets twice a year to discuss accreditation of NGOs to
the UN Economic and Social Council.
Conference registration: Through CSONet, we facilitate
participation of NGOs to most of the intergovernmental processes
taking place at United Nations headquarters and beyond. Each year,
some 7,000 NGO representatives participate in those events in New
Technical assistance: With support from the UN
Development Account, we carry out limited capacity-building
activities with civil society organizations.