Advent, Holy Land, and Christians in the Middle East

By Harry Hagopian
December 17, 2010

The themes of Advent, the situation of Christians in Israel-Palestine at the moment, plus the meeting of the Holy Land Coordination in January 2011 are topics covered in a recently recorded podcast.

This is an interview I undertook for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW). The web-link for the the whole 20-minute conversation can be found here:

Supplemental materials on developments in the region and the recently past Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Catholic Bishops are available on my website ( and will appear on Ekklesia soon.


© Harry Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant, and has a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution. He also acts as Middle East advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and as Middle East consultant to ACEP (Christians in Politics) in Paris and is a regular Ekklesia contributor ( Formerly, he was Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches. He is a member of, and adviser to, the Armenian Orthodox Church. Dr Hagopian’s own website is

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