The ‘trafficking’ of children and young people into, within and out of the UK
Dr Patricia Hynes, University of Bedfordshire
This is a collaborative event between CSJC and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB)
MA Conflict, Displacement, and Human Security Seminar & Lecture Series
Hope for the Middle East - The impact and significance of the Christian presence in Syria and Iraq: Past, present and future
Speaker: Dr Kathryn Kraft, School of Social Sciences, UEL
Wednesday 19th November 2016, 6 – 7.30pm, Docklands Campus (EB.1.62)
In this talk, Kathryn Kraft will present findings of her most recent research focusing on the Christian communities of Syria and Iraq. The ongoing violence in the region has dramatically accelerated the flight of Christians from their home countries. It is now estimated that between 50 and 80 per cent have fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and beyond, many with no hope or expectation of return. Many have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), taking refuge within violence ridden Iraq or Syria, the two countries with the highest number of IDPs in the world (UNHCR 2016).
This research is based upon and informed by extensive consultations with Christian leaders and church members in Syria and Iraq, who are facing danger and crisis with courage and hope. It also summarises the key findings of three extensive research reports covering the past, present and future roles of the church in Syria and Iraq. Its findings are presented in the report entitled: Hope for the Middle East - The impact and significance of the Christian presence in Syria and Iraq: Past, present and future. The report is the result of a collaboration between Open Doors, Middle East Concern, Served and the Centre for Social Justice and Change, University of East London.