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Premier Radio, the national Christian radio station, is beginning a new regular slot analysing the Middle East and North Africa with Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian – starting tonight (29 August 2013).
PCR says: "Join Premier’s Marcus Jones and international lawyer and church consultant Dr Harry Hagopian as they unpack developments in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. Whether it’s the conflict in Syria, the persecution of Christians in Egypt or the peace process in Israel and Palestine, each month with the help of an extra guest we’ll look into the various situations, what it means for Christians there and how we can be praying for the region.
"The show will broadcast on the last week of every month and will be able to heard again on this page. Also Dr Harry Hagopian will be providing a monthly blog on his thoughts on the region.
"The first show will be broadcast on Premier Christian Radio tonight - Thursday 29 Aug - at 10pm."
* See more at: http://www.premier.org.uk/mena#sthash.NN198TIa.dpuf
Other Ekklesia commentators are joining the conversation about Syria this weekend. Co-director Simon Barrow will be on BBC Radio London at 7am on Sunday 1 September.
Dr Harry 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), Ecumenical consultant to the Primate of Armenian Church in UK & Ireland, and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. Dr Hagopian’s own website is www.epektasis.net Follow him on Twitter here: @harryhagopianTweet