middle east

  • February 17, 2017

    Extremism, bloodshed and displacement continue to plague the Middle East, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council yesterday, warning that these phenomena are feeding intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.

  • January 9, 2017

    Repeated and new forms of violence in Middle East, notably in Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, is strongly condemned, and calls for more prayer and strengthened peace efforts to halt extremists seeking to divide humanity, says the World Council of Churches’  General Secretary.

  • 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 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

    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.