Conference to explore situation of Christians living in the Middle East

Ekklesia, May 16

Power, social injustice, the threat of extremism and Christian-Muslim relations will be among the main themes of a conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The conference is set to take place next week in Lebanon.

The international conference will bring together some 150 participants from the Middle East and beyond, representing churches as well as regional and international ecumenical organisations. The event will be held at the Notre-Dame du Mont monastery in Beirut, 21 to 25 May.

Organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) the conference was initiated on a proposal from the MECC’s last general assembly in 2011 and asked to explore issues related to the “Christian presence and witness in the Middle East”.

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