Radio discussions: The Arab Awakening?

Middle East specialist and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian is appearing on BBC and Premier Radio programmes over the New Year period, analysing the dramatic changes which have taken place in the region over the past year.

The Premier Radio programme, which also features Bishop Angaelos and guests on the ground, discusses particularly the impact events in the Middle East and North Africa have had on Christians in the area.

Bishop Angaelos (http://bishopangaelos.org/) is a general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria consecrated by Pope Shenouda III. He is a member of The Holy Synod of the Church and Patriarchal Exarch for the Youth Ministry at the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre UK (http://www.copticcentre.com/).

'The Arab Awakening?' goes out at 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 January 2012, and lasts for one hour. It will then be archived on the PCR website (http://www.premier.org.uk/).

Harry is also a featured guest on BBC Bristol on Sunday 1 January, New Year's Day, for 'Sunday Breakfast' with Trevor Fry. Again, you can listen live (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_radio_bristol/) or on the BBC iPlayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_bristol/).

Dr Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant. He also acts as a Middle East and inter-faith advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and as Middle East consultant to ACEP (Christians in Politics) in Paris. He is an Ekklesia associate and regular contributor (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/HarryHagopian). Formerly an Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, he is now an international fellow, Sorbonne III University, Paris, consultant to the Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (UK) and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. Dr Hagopian’s own website is www.epektasis.net

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