‘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.
- Tomah Ejbara, Regional Manager of Hungary Helps for Middle East
- Father Rif’at Bader, Director and Editor in Chief, Jordan-based Catholic Center for Studies & Media
- Sara Savva, Deputy Director General, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development
- Father Benedict Kiely, Founder and Director, Nasarean.org
- Fanni Korpics, Research Fellow at Danube Institute
- Wael Taji Miller, Visiting Fellow at Danube Institute