The Heritage and Contemporary Status of Christianity in the Middle East and North Africa

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00am to 4:00pm, CCAS Boardroom, ICC #141 (and bus to site visits)

This workshop/seminar explores Christianity’s vibrant and diverse history in the Middle East and North Africa for educators. In addition to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, the workshop is co-sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

Speakers include Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University, whose longtime expertise on churches in the MENA and in the United States is enhanced by her recent research. David Grafton of Hartford Seminary, and expert on the Coptic Church in Egypt will provide historical overview, and Kristian Girling of Boston College will talk about Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq. The workshop will include site visits to two architecturally significant churches in our region--Sts. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Attendees will board buses at Georgetown University and return to GU after the visits.

Lunch will be provided. Register here.

This workshop is made possible by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East at Georgetown.