Category - genocide

  • 13 Aug 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.

  • 6 Aug 2014

    To mark UN Indigenous Day on 9 August, Survival International reveals five tribal peoples who have been victims of genocide during the 20th century and warns of a potential genocide in the 21st.

  • 2 Jul 2014

    The survivors of a South American tribe which was decimated during the 1950s and 60s are taking Paraguay’s government to court over the genocide they suffered.

  • 25 Apr 2014

    On 24 April 1915, close to a year into World War I, two hundred Armenian community leaders living in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) were rounded up and force-marched into detention by the Ottoman authorities.

  • 24 Apr 2014

    April 24th saw another chapter in the difficult world of Armenian-Turkish relations 99 years after a horrible chapter in their shared history - the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which for some evokes inextinguishable pain and for others denial. Commentator and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian re-examines the complex issues and looks at the way forward.

  • 7 Apr 2014

    In the week marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Quakers in Britain are launching a book and exhibition of photographs: “This Light that Pushes Me”.

  • 22 Sep 2013

    President al-Bashir of Sudan has reportedly applied to the US Embassy in Sudan for a visa to enable him to travel to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

  • 19 Jun 2013

    Every year Ekklesia contributors, and especially our associate Dr Harry Hagopian, reflect on the historical crime of the 1915-23 Armenian genocide, a tragedy which illustrates all-too-well the contemporary resonance and impact of difficult history.

  • 19 Jun 2013

    Every year, Armenians the world over gather to commemorate the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the First World War. This is an event all serious commentators agree was the twentieth century’s first genocide. Here, Ara Iskanderian offers a personal, Christian and yet also politically sensitive and clear-headed reflection on a historical crime and tragedy with profound contemporary resonance.

  • 18 May 2013

    A former general who presided over a reign of terror in Guatemala during the 1980s has been convicted of genocide.