Bishop DiMarzio keynotes breakfast
The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, one of the nation's foremost authorities on immigration, will be the guest speaker at the 14th annual Interfaith Brotherhood-Sisterhood Breakfast of Bergen County on Feb. 21.
DiMarzio, bishop of the Diocese of Camden and chairman of the Migration Committee for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, will address "Immigration and Multi-Culturalism: Ecumenical and Interreligious Challenges in the New Millennium."
As chairman of the Migration Committee, DiMarzio personally negotiated with Cuban President Fidel Castro to obtain the release of political prisoners. As a longtime leader of the office of management for Catholic Community Services, the bishop's many achievements include mounting a successful resettlement program for Indochinese refugees, directing a resettlement program for some 8,500 Cuban and Haitian immigrants, and initiating an Eastern European resettlement program that helped to reunify 1,100 refugees with their families.
This year's breakfast host is the Roman Catholic Vicariate of Bergen County, which is also one of its sponsors. It will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Marriott Glenpointe, 100 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck.
Reservations, at $20 per person, can be made by calling the Vicariate at (201) 943-3500, or any of the other sponsors, which include the Arya Samaj of New Jersey Hindu Community, (201) 818-0969; Baha'i Communities of Bergen County, (201) 837-3638; The Bergen County Council of Churches, (201) 384-2454; the Black Clergy Council of Englewood, Teaneck, and Vicinity, (201) 567-0113; Dar-Ul-Islah Muslim Community of Bergen County; Hindu Samaj; the Islamic Public Affairs Council, (201) 692-7730; the Jewish Community Relations Council of UJA Federation of Bergen County and North Hudson, (201) 488-6800; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of North Jersey, (201) 595-0555.
The cost includes a full breakfast. All special dietary requests will be met. Paid reservations must be made by Monday.
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