Category - middle east

  • 2 Nov 2010

    Catholic bishops in the Middle East have urged the UN to take steps to end Israel's occupation of Arab territories to enable a "two-State" solution for the region.

  • 18 Oct 2010

    The situation of Christian minorities has been among the topics discussed by the General Congregation of the Synod of Catholic Bishops for the Middle East.

  • 18 Oct 2010

    The Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Catholic Bishops, meeting with other Christian leaders as observers, faces major challenges in church and society, reports adviser Harry Hagopian. But there are also grounds of hope for promoting peace and justice in the region.

  • 10 Sep 2010

    The main question in the Middle East today is not one of finding solutions but of implementing them, says Harry Hagopian. However, the majority of the Israeli political establishment - not unlike Hamas in an obverse sense – appears not to want to resolve the conflict and establish peace with the Palestinians, but prefers instead to manage the conflict and perpetuate it.

  • 1 Sep 2010

    Deeply embedded in the religions of the Abrahamic tradition in this region, Judaism, Islam and Christianity, is the sense of loving your neighbour as being rooted in the adoration and love of God, says Mark Beach. Despite the complexities of the politics and religious differences which are steeped in the recent tragedies as much as historical events of Palestine and Israel, this is a powerful resource for change.

  • 16 Jul 2010

    Lebanon provides fecund ground for diverse proxy influences, plots and even wars in disguise, says Harry Hagopian. It is a mistake to ignore it in the context of wider Middle East and global concerns

  • 18 Jun 2010
  • 9 Jun 2010

    Across the Middle East region, ill winds bring ever-decreasing circles of hope, despite the fact that most indigenous peoples want a decent peace along with their daily bread, says Harry Hagopian. People aspire and pray for peace, but they keep being thwarted by political power plays and vested interests.

  • 9 Jun 2010

    Leaders of The Centre for Jewish-Christian Understanding have expressed "distress" over the decline of Christian presence throughout the Middle East.

  • 29 May 2010

    In recent weeks I have done a range of media interviews, on both radio and television, on issues related to international conflict resolution as it applies to political upheavals in the Middle East and Southern Caucasus.