Category - harry hagopian

  • 17 Oct 2011

    It is in the interplay between the ‘might’ of God (a substantial proportion of religiously conservative men and women) and Caesar (the military) that many indigenous Christian communities need to negotiate amid the complexities of the Middle East and North Africa today, says Harry Hagopian. In which direction should they seek a path to security?

  • 15 Oct 2011

    A statement does not bring back to life those Coptic Christians who died in Egypt last Sunday (9 October 2011), nor does it make a wrong any more right.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • 8 Oct 2011

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy twice acknowledged the 1915-23 Genocide when he met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan yesterday.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    The term 'minorities', when applied to Christian and other communities in the Middle East, opens up a range of contradictory emotions and responses, says Dr Harry Hagopian. But perhaps there could be a greater alliance of purposes among those who do and do not use this term, distinguishing a definition that allows for a range of legal and political remedies for those involved, while distancing it from its more disparaging, negative, intimidating and unhelpful resonances?

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Over the past week, I have enjoyed talking with two rather different but significant Christian audiences about the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East - evangelicals and Catholics.

  • 30 Sep 2011

    This weekend I will be joining Andy Walton for the Sunday Breakfast Show at Premier Christian Radio, on 2 October 2011, between 9am and 10am.

  • 28 Sep 2011

    The new statement from the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the Geneva-based WCC General Secretary, commenting on the Palestinian bid for statehood - as well as the news that 1,100 new housing units will be built in the illegal Gilo settlement - makes interesting reading (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15457).

  • 27 Sep 2011

    In the the buildup toward the submission of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas there was much speculation as to what would happen.

  • 25 Sep 2011

    Harry Hagopian, Middle East commentator and Ekklesia associate was on BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme this morning, discussing the complex issue of Palestinian statehood in the light of recent developments.