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.
Dr. Erica C.D. HUNTER, Dept. of Religions, SOAS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pascale Dionnet, Arts and Humanities Office, SOAS: Tel. 0207-8984012
|What||The Christians in Iraq Today|
|Where||Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Soas|
Department for the Study of Religions,
School of Oriental and African Studies
London Wc1h 0xg
|When||Monday, November 13th, 2006, at 7.00 pm|
|Supported by|| The Firodil Institute|