arab world

  • 11 Sep 2013

    Arab Christians “do not consider themselves as minorities, but ... understand themselves as full citizens of their nations," says the WCC general secretary.

  • 24 May 2013

    Palestinian Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan says that the process of reform continues to be at the heart of every Arab and Middle Eastern Christian.

  • 30 Dec 2012

    To start 2013, I will be taking part in a special broadcast looking at the sweep of change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2012. The details are as follows.

  • 17 May 2012

    Christians in Syria trace their roots to ancient communities and have survived under many rulers, while enclaves in other Arab nations have withered.

  • 8 Feb 2012

    The key role of young people in recent Arab transformations was a recurrent theme for a recent World Council of Churches Christian-Muslim consultation.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    A Christian-Muslim consultation on the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East took place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, from 24-28 January 2012.

  • 28 Jan 2012

    Can we expect 2012 to be as monumentally eventful in the Middle East as 2011? Perhaps even more so.

  • 28 Jan 2012

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary says a common vision for living together is needed by Christians and Muslims in the Arab world.

  • 30 Aug 2011

    What started in Tunisia simply cannot stop now in Libya, says Harry Hagopian. It should not only grow but also improve incrementally so that we all stop talking romantically about a one-season 'Arab Spring' and think more pragmatically in terms of an Arab Awakening from a long slumber - a stubborn challenge against those rulers and elites who would prefer their co-citizens to remain dormant.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Noting that much of the critical energy and revolt arising from the six-month old 'Arab Spring' has been directed internally rather than externally, respected scholar Elizabeth Kassab, who has a particular focus on post-colonial debates on cultural malaise, looks behind the headlines and media glare to examine features of the newly emerging landscape in the Arab world. Recovering a balanced, healthy and empowering sense of self has not been and will not be an easy task, she suggests.