Armenian genocide

  • 27 Jan 2014

    Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the liberation of prisoners from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the Nazi death machine generally, as well as earlier and more recent genocides across the world, is being observed in Britain today (27 January 2014).

  • 7 Sep 2013

    The World Council of Churches and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide.

  • 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.

  • 22 May 2013

    'The Armenian genocide: remembering our sorrows and articulating our hopes?' was the title of a talk given by Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian at St Werburgh's Church in Dublin, Ireland, at the end of last month, 29 April 2013.

  • 27 Jan 2013

    Today (27 January 2013) is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) with the theme “Communities Together: Build a Bridge”, when we remember the Nazi Holocaust as well as other acts of genocide in human history su

  • 27 Apr 2012

    This week marks global remembrance of the 97th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. In an article that looks forward as well as back, Dr Harry Hagopian re-affirms the historical veracity of this genocide, not on the basis of presumed ethnic biases, but on the basis of the solid literature coming from international historians, organisations, scholars and lawyers - not least the International Association of Genocide Scholars. This confirms the horrid truth of forced deportations and massacres took place against Armenians of Turkish nationality (alongside Greeks, Assyrians and Nestorians) living in their homelands in Western Armenia during the ominous years of World War One. Out of recognition can spring hope, he suggests.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    A bill passed by the French Senate makes it a criminal offence to publicly question events termed as genocide under French law, raising serious free speech issues.

  • 31 Dec 2011

    December 2011 was characterised by two key Armenian events - one in France and another in Israel. In France, the National Assembly (he lower house of parliament) approved a draft law that would criminalise the denial of the Armenian genocide. Dr Harry Hagopian questions this approach. The horrific scale of the crime means this sensitive issue becomes laden with profound moral, ethical, legal, political and psychological implications, he says, recommending a pan-Armenian strategy.

  • 8 Oct 2011

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy twice acknowledged the 1915-23 Genocide when he met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan yesterday.