Category - middle east

  • 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.

  • 17 Jun 2011

    A conference on the often precarious situation of Christians across the Middle East is to be held in Volos, Greece, from 20 to 22 June 2011.

  • 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.

  • 16 Jun 2011

    If Syria can develop a modern society respecting a full range of rights, the Christian minority will not need to worry about its future, the global Lutheran chief says.

  • 13 Jun 2011

    Yemen has been much in the news of late – and the situation there is often portrayed rather negatively. Ekklesia’s Simon Barrow interviewed Progressio’s enterprising on-the-ground representative in Yemen, Abeer Al-Absi, to find out how she sees the situation, and to discover how the strands of hope can be threaded together. The discussion includes the role of women and the HIV-AIDS challenge.

  • 11 Jun 2011

    Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to protect child protesters after fresh reports of young people being tortured and killed.

  • 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.

  • 25 May 2011

    Investing in peace was a major emphasis in a 'deliverance' put forward by the Church of Scotland World Mission Council to the Kirk's General Assembly.

  • 25 May 2011

    There are plenty of grounds for a paradoxical 'pessoptimism' about developments in the Middle East and North Africa, writes Harry Hagopian. The huge Arab struggles for dignity and freedom are vital but will take a long time. History in Europe and the USA should surely teach us that revolutions are never made in one swoop, but take time and cause pain.

  • 16 May 2011

    In a region where tensions, animosity and outright violence often abound between different communities and also different faiths (let alone between communities and the 'state' itself), Qatar has been one of those encouraging and forward-looking stories of relative conviviality, learn-as-you-go openness and consequential growth.