• 8 Dec 2013

    The Conference of European Churches has asked European governments and people to act now and to provide protection for refugees fleeing Syria.

  • 26 Nov 2013

    World Vision has applauded the UN announcement for a set date of peace talks on 22 January 2014 arguing this offers the only real hope for the country's embattled children.

  • 16 Nov 2013

    Forget what self-appointed experts might tell you or what political bureaucrats might suggest either. Just cast a quick look for yourself at the Middle East North Africa (MENA) map today, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. The inescapable conclusion – the revealing truth, if you will – is that things are not going well at all. In fact, things are quite messy – and perilously so too.

  • 12 Nov 2013

    In his latest podcast for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expert commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at a variety of political, religious and legal realities making news inside and outside the region.

  • 9 Nov 2013

    As the region faces a bitter winter, Christian Aid has warned that the lives of Syrian refugees will be at risk due to inadequate shelter.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian from the Oriental Orthodox community in the UK has made a powerful statement on the troubling situation in Syria – and particularly the widespread mistreatment of Christians and others.

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Mennonite Central Committee is appealing to the UN to enable humanitarian aid to reach the estimated 3,000 Syrian families endangered there.

  • 22 Oct 2013

    As discussions about the ongoing conflict in Syria continued in London, peace activists called for nonviolent solutions.

  • 17 Oct 2013

    Amnesty International has denounced Egypt’s hardline policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.

  • 12 Oct 2013

    Today, with the disarmament experts in Syria trying to dismantle the stockpiles of chemical weapons, let us not forget that the actual challenge is to stop the conventional war, says Ekklesia associate and regional commentator Dr Harry Hagopian. Given the facts on the ground, now is perhaps the intelligent time to contain the horrendous deaths as well as raw anger. Why? Because the alarming alternative for this 30-month war will be a macabre spectre that continues to haunt Syria, extend to its neighbouring countries, with more refugees, further radicalisation of society and a Somalia-like failed state, he says.