Brussels attacks: coming together in response to the carnage

By Press Office
March 23, 2016

Ekklesia associate and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expert, Dr Harry Hagopian, has made a brief response to the outrages in Brussels via AudioBoom.

He locates the breadth of 'European values' (nourished by people of different faiths and good faith) as a place for holding firm and resisting the suasions of violence and terror, and the misuse of religion for destructive ends. 

Dr Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant. He also acts as a MENA and inter-faith advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales. He is an Ekklesia associate and regular contributor (

Formerly Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, Harry is now an international fellow, Sorbonne III University, Paris, and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. His own website is You can ollow him on Twitter here: @harryhagopian and on Facebook here:

* Listen to the short message about the Brussels attacks here:  

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