Christians, Violence, and the Middle East - SECOND PANEL – RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST


‘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.

- Prof. Jeffrey Kaplan, Senior Distinguished Fellow, Danube Institute
- Tamás Orbán, Senior Research Fellow at Danube Institute
- Katalin Pethő-Kiss, Senior Fellow, Global Peace Institute
- Dr. Anthony Celso, Associate Professor, Angelo State University
- Dr. Kristian Patrick Alexander, Dr. Kristian Patrick Alexander, Terrorism Program, TRENDS