Christians, Violence, and the Middle East - FIRST PANEL – GOVERNMENTS AND NGOS


‘Christians, Violence, and the Middle East’ was the Danube Institute’s second conference which was held in relation to the ongoing research project titled ‘Violence Against Christian Communities and Institutions’. This conference was composed of three panels that were designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of violence as experienced by, or directed towards, Christian communities and institutions in the Middle East. The conference featured a keynote speech from Tristan Azbej State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and the Hungary Helps Program, panel appearances from members of the Danube Institute, as well as our partner organizations such as ICESCO, and both secular and ecclesiastical institutions based in the Middle East, such as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate for Antioch and the Jordan-based Catholic Center for Studies and Media. The closing remarks were held by Julianna Taimoorazy, founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

- Stephen M. Rasche, Senior Fellow, International Religious Freedom in Conflict Regions
- Dr. El Mostafa Rezrazi, Executive Director, Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence;  Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Ambassador Khalid Fathalrahman, Director, Center for Civilizational Dialogue, ICESCO
- Péter Kovács-Pifka, Director General, Hungary Helps Agency
- Zsófia Tóth-Bíró, Online Edtitor of the Hungarian Conservative
- Fanni Korpics, Research Fellow at Danube Institute

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