Palestine: How do we retain hope for a peaceful future?

By Press Office
September 23, 2016

The latest Middle East Analysis podcast features a wide-ranging summary of significant developments relating to the region from Dr Harry Hagopian, Ekklesia associate and consultant to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales on matters relating to the Middle East North North Africa (MENA) region.

After a two-month summer break, there was much to talk about. Rather than trying to catch up with eight weeks' worth of events in an area racked by explosions of violence, tension and uncertainty, we focused on three things:

* The US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria

* The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants held in New York on Monday 19 September 2016

* The World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel and #DismantlingBarriers

You can listen to, and download, the full podcast on SoundCloud here

In addition, there are shorter AudioBoom clips avaialable on the CBCEW site here

Harry 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 and 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, he is now an international fellow, Sorbonne III University, Paris, and author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land. Dr Hagopian’s own website is - follow him on Twitter here: @harryhagopian and on Facebook here


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