Conference Notification: Christianity in the Contemporary Middle East (November 2014)

By Mary Fisk|October 21, 2014|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

A conference on “Christianity in the contemporary Middle East’ will  held in Oxford on 1st November 9.30-600. pm, hosted by the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford,in association with the Centre for Eastern Christianity and the Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College (University of London)

Registration is open until Friday 24th October (


Presentations & Speakers

  • Welcome – Martin Ganeri, O.P, Vice Regent, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford
  • Christianity in the Middle East – an Introduction and Overview – Anthony O’Mahony, Heythrop College, University of London
  • Christianity in Iraq: present situation and future challenge – Pro.Herman Teule, University of Louvain and Director, Institute for Eastern Christianity
  • Coptic Christianity in Egypt today: reconfiguring power, religion and politics -Dr Mariz Tadros, University of Sussex
  • Armenian Christianity in the Middle East – modern history and contemporary challenges – Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Armenian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
  • Erasing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey: Comparative lessons for Middle Eastern Christianity from the Turkish model of Religious Cleansing – Prof Elizabeth Prodromou, Tufts University, Former Commissioner and vice-chair US Commission on International Religious freedom 2004-2012 & currently US Secretary of State Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy

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