Category - mena

  • May 2, 2016

    Five long years of protests, violence, suffering, bloodletting, proxy wars, fresh hopes marooned on jagged deceptions, untold misery, the barbarity of pseudo-religious claims, and the cheap venom o

  • March 30, 2016

    Much as it is an understatement to say that I was shaken by the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, so it is the case with the terrorist assaults on Brussels earlier this month.

  • March 23, 2016

    At the end of Lent, Christians have listened to the narrative of Christ's suffering and death from St Luke's Gospel read in churches on Palm Sunday, and the focus is squarely on Jerusalem for Holy

  • February 19, 2016

    I still remember those young days when my maternal grandfather Ohan Tabourian used to start his early mornings by carrying his battery-fed transistor radio with him from room to room.

  • February 1, 2016

    The focus for the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2016, featuring Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, is the Holy Land Coordination – a week long pilgrimage made by Catholic bishops from ac

  • January 10, 2016

    The Holy Land Coordination (HLC) may sound a bit of a mouthful, or even a tad pretentious – but in the words of its organisers and facilitators, this important acronym brings together a bench of Ca

  • January 6, 2016
  • January 6, 2016

    A friend of mine, James Abbott, from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, often pokes fun at my eccentric approach to Twitter.

  • November 17, 2015

    I love France. I lived my early teenage years in this country and pursued my secondary and tertiary education in its institutions before I was fortunate enough to do my law studies in the UK.

  • November 17, 2015

    The horror of the slaughter in Paris and elswehere can be numbing not just of the senses, but of our sensibility, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. It may not be easy, but now is a good time to remind ourselves of the wider context, corollaries and ramifications of the terror attacks in Paris - not least from a European perspective.