Dr. Donny George to Speak on the Dilemma of Iraqi Christians

11/4/2006 11:17:00 PM

The Christian communities in Iraq are facing an escalation in violence that is realized daily in kidnap, rape and murder. It is estimated that approximately 40% of refugees in Syria and Jordan are from the Iraqi Christian communities. There are real fears that these ancient communities are being targeted and will be extinguished.

Assyrian archeologist, Dr. Donny George, the former Chairman of Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage will speak on the escalating persecution of Assyrian Christians in the new Iraq.

Dr. Dr. Donny George fled Iraq couple months ago due to the discriminations he was facing in his professional life. He had been expected to ignore Iraq’s old history and focus on only the antiquities of the Islamic arena.

Enquiries

Dr. Erica C.D. HUNTER, Dept. of Religions, SOAS (eh9@soas.ac.uk)

Pascale Dionnet, Arts and Humanities Office, SOAS: Tel. 0207-8984012

WhatThe Christians in Iraq Today
WhereBrunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Soas

Department for the Study of Religions,

School of Oriental and African Studies

Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

London Wc1h 0xg

WhenMonday, November 13th, 2006, at 7.00 pm
Supported by The Firodil Institute