Category - harry hagopian

  • 31 Oct 2013

    The Middle East and North Africa, including its Christian communities, will continue to be a locus of concern for the WCC, its General Secretary affirms.

  • 25 Oct 2013

    Towards the end of last month, on a Sunday of all days too, I woke up to be confronted with deeply distressing images of the ongoing and violent standoff at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi (Kenya) and also of the horrid attack on All Saints’ Church in Peshawar (Pakistan).

  • 24 Oct 2013

    "A constantly developing situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region requires an equally constant and developing vigilance," comments regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian in introducing his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

  • 19 Oct 2013

    In his latest Middle East Analysis vodcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian turns attention towards North Africa today and more specifically, Libya.

  • 19 Oct 2013

    Many uncertain – and as yet unanswerable – questions prey on commentators' minds about Turkey today. Can it indeed play a constructive global (read: stabilising) role in the Middle East and North Africa region or is it merely a spoiler at best and a bully at worst? Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian explores the issues around and behind Turkey's current situation.

  • 12 Oct 2013

    Today, with the disarmament experts in Syria trying to dismantle the stockpiles of chemical weapons, let us not forget that the actual challenge is to stop the conventional war, says Ekklesia associate and regional commentator Dr Harry Hagopian. Given the facts on the ground, now is perhaps the intelligent time to contain the horrendous deaths as well as raw anger. Why? Because the alarming alternative for this 30-month war will be a macabre spectre that continues to haunt Syria, extend to its neighbouring countries, with more refugees, further radicalisation of society and a Somalia-like failed state, he says.

  • 7 Sep 2013

    The World Council of Churches and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide.

  • 2 Sep 2013

    Ekklesia staff and associates have been busy commenting, analysing and reporting on the crisis in Syria and the responses of the international community, especially the UK and US governments.

  • 1 Sep 2013

    We should turn the crisis over into an opportunity, writes regional analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. With Russia on a back foot and Syria clearly anxious about the Western reaction, is it not possible to coerce the Syrian regime to sit at the negotiating table for a Geneva II style of negotiations that could usher in the transitional period. Do we not owe it to the people of Syria to try it, he asks?

  • 30 Aug 2013

    This week I have taken part in the first of what will be a monthly series of Premier Radio programmes on the MENA region - the full details are in the links at the foot of this page.