Harry Hagopian's blog

Being Armenian yesterday and today

I am Armenian. "An Armenian, what is that?" many people would ask...

Conflict resolution in the Middle East and Southern Caucasus

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.

Remember our solidarity with Middle East Christians

This text and podcast is the fifth and final in a series of reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, he summarises the need for solidarity with the 13 million indigenous Christians there.

Remember reconciling Christianity in the Gulf

This text and podcast is the fourth of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, he contrasts narrow stereotypes of the Gulf region with the reconciling presence of diverse Christian churches.

Remember Lebanon's heritage and trials

This text and podcast is the third of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the beautiful country of Lebanon, a cradle of faith, yet buffeted by one crisis after another.

Remember hard-pressed Christians in Iraq

This text and podcast is the second of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the war-ravaged and destitute Christians of Iraq.

Remember Jesus came from the Middle East, not the West

This text and podcast is the first of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. The first coming of Jesus occurred in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem - not in London or elsewhere in the world - we are reminded today.

Assessing contemporary Arab thought

Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab's new book, published recently by Columbia University Press (CUP), is a timely assessment of the challenges facing Arab thought today, and contains some material which is unique in terms of research.