Christmas in MENA: A Personal Reflection

12/12/2012 11:05 am

Christmas tree in Jerusalem

For the final Middle East Analysis podcast of 2012, we have chosen to set aside, temporarily, the hard political angles and social realities of the Middle East North Africa region and instead focus on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Bishops' consultant on the MENA region, Dr Harry Hagopian, offers a personal festive reflection.

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Duration: 8m 16s


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For those of you interested in a more analytical sound bite, Dr Hagopian has recorded a short piece on Egypt's draft constitution for AudioBoo. With thousands of demonstrators on the streets of the capital Cairo ahead of President Mohammed Morsi's referendum on the draft constitution, our MENA consultant offers his latest update. Listen on the right-hand-side of this page. You can also follow us at audioboo.fm/catholicchurch


You may also want to read Dr Hagopian's excellent in-depth analytical article examining the realities and challenges facing this vast and pivotal region as 2012 draws to a close. Download using the link on right-hand-side of this page. 

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MENA Christmas

In today's festive finale to our 'Middle East Analysis' podcasts for 2012, our consultant on the region, Dr Harry Hagopian, offers a personal and up-beat reflection on his experiences of the seasons of Advent and Christmas in MENA.   mena-christmas-2012.mp3 7.60 MB

A Political Homo Erectus!

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In anticipation of the second anniversary of the MENA uprisings that started in Tunisia on 17 December 2010, the Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa region, Dr Harry Hagopian offers this in-depth analytical article.