Our most recent conference took place in October 2012: after months of preparation, we hosted a three-day International Conference, “Christians in the New Middle East: Fears and Hopes”, in two of London’s major cathedrals. Our Conference brought dozens of Christian and Muslim leaders together to discuss the situation faced by Christians in the Middle East since the beginning of the Arab Spring, and to formulate a plan of action to support the Christian presence there. The delegates came from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq Egypt and Palestine in addition to the UK. After much discussion, the delegates unanimously agreed two documents: ‘Aspirations’, setting out desired outcomes in the Middle East, and ‘Pathways’, ten practical steps to help achieve the Aspirations. The Conference was the result of many years’ work, and the Aspirations and Pathways documents will shape our work in the Middle East for years to come.
Each year we hold a number of discussion events across the UK and, on occasion, in North America, the Middle East, or in Hong Kong. Our events fall into two categories:
In 2012, we held our first Annual Lecture at the Ismaili Centre in London, featuring speakers from the three monothesitic faiths (pictured, below left).
Our very first Roundtable Discussion took place in The Tent at St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in January 2011 (pictured, below middle).
In 2010 we took part in a special event for inter-faith organisations held in the Speaker's state rooms at the Houses of Parliament (pictured, below right).
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