Advent, Holy Land, and Christians in the Middle East

Advent, Holy Land, and Christians in the Middle East

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: http://www.catholicchurch.org.uk/holy-land-advent-2010

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 (www.epektasis.net) and will appear on Ekklesia soon.

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© 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 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/HarryHagopian). 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 www.epektasis.net

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