World Council of Arameans (Syriacs)

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World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) ,[1] (Syriac: ܚܘܝܕܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ ܬܒܝܠܝܐ‎, romanizedḤuyādā Suryāyā Tbelāyā) earlier known as Syriac Universal Alliance, was founded in 1983 in New Jersey, United States. It is an Aramean (also known as Syriac) umbrella organization for Arameans and for all Aramean organizations "throughout the world".[1]

The High Council of the WCA[edit]

  • President:: Johny Messo (Netherlands)
  • Vice-President: Daniel Gabriel (Australia/United Kingdom)
  • General Secretary: Philip Hanna (Australia/United Kingdom)
  • Chief Financial Officer: Daniel Aksan (Netherlands/United Kingdom)
  • Director of Culture: Sabo Hanna (Germany)
  • Public Relations, Communication and Media Director: Simon Marogi (Germany)
  • Public Relations, Communication and Media Deputy Director: Barum Mrad (Switzerland/United Kingdom)[2]


"The World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) is dedicated to answer the call to protect and secure the rights, liberty and equality of the Aramean people, safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of its ancestors, ensuring justice, and uniting all its people as a self-determined and internationally recognized Aramean nation."[3]

Members of the WCA[edit]

The current Member Federations and Associations of WCA are:

  • Syriac Aramaic Federation of Sweden
  • Syriac Association of Australia
  • Syriac (Aramaic) Association of America
  • Aramean Federation of Belgium
  • Syriac Association of Vienna, in Austria
  • Aramean (Syriac) Federation of Holland
  • Aramean (Syriac) Federation of Germany
  • Aramean (Syriac) Federation of Switzerland
  • Aramean Association of the United Kingdom[4]

Countries from which new Member Organizations may join WCA in 2011-2012 are:

  • India
  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon[4]

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