Category - harry hagopian

  • 11 Aug 2011

    Today Syria is a lesson about how motivated citizens can challenge governments that act violently and seem invincible, says Harry Hagopian. But we also need to be wary towards religious radicalism or fanaticism on the one hand, and military arrogance or political kleptocracy on the other, infiltrating movements for change and co-opting them in order to impose new forms of dictatorships, totalitarian control, subjugation and discrimination.

  • 5 Aug 2011

    Every now and then, a person enters our lives and leaves a strong imprint. The high-profile global evangelical leader John Stott has been much commented on since his recent death. But there are other figures, less immediately identifiable in media terms, who help change the world for the better.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    The Middle East and North Africa area remains a vast and heterogeneous region of turbulence, confusion, hope, dread, reform, stand-off, contradiction, expectation, frustration, life and death.

  • 15 Jul 2011

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, are jointly hosting a conference on Christians in the Holy Land next week.

  • 26 Jun 2011

    The social and economic crises President Assad referred to in his recent speech mask the real political crisis, says Harry Hagopian. This concerns the governance of the country, the relationship between the different members of the ruling dynasty, and the fact that the major impediment to a normalisation of the situation is the mounting anger against the two-million strong security services and police force who have been running amok and applying myriad forms of retributive action against largely unarmed demonstrators.

  • 23 Jun 2011

    Ahead of my upcoming travels in Europe concerning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I have recorded another podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and for sharing on Ekklesia and beyond.

  • 18 Jun 2011

    Israeli political leaders should heed opinions articulated by Jewish-American actor Leonard Nimoy and others, appreciating that a just solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as much in their interest as it is in that of Palestinians, says Harry Hagopian. Otherwise, if a Palestinian gamble for virtual statehood is met by the usual Israeli intransigence, the outcome could become more deleterious for both peoples let alone more volatile for the Arab Spring.

  • 18 Jun 2011

    Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be appearing on the Premier Christian Radio breakfast programme tomorrow (19 June 2011) between 9am and 10am.

  • 16 Jun 2011

    Analysts are everywhere these days trying to make sense of what is happening in the MENA region. And it is not so easy either, given the lack of expertise of a number of the pundits, let alone the furious pace of the developments as well as the contradictions inherent in some of the changes from one day to another.

  • 4 Jun 2011

    A few days ago Aline Sara wrote a significant piece for NOW Lebanon, entitled 'Should Syrian Christians be afraid?' Sara starts off with a chilling reminder.