Category Archives: Lectures & Speeches

Keynote Speech at the Launching of the Report on Religious Freedom in the World – House of Commons, London

Keynote Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church Launching of the Report on…

The Middle East: No Peace, No Future

Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening assembly of the…

Observations on Muslim-Christian Relations in the Middle East

Talk Delivered by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church on October 13, 2014, at…

Meditation Prepared by His Holiness During the “Peace is the Future” Conference

Meditation Prepared by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church during the “Peace is the…

In Defense of Christians

Keynote Address of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church In Defense of Christians –…

The Middle East: No Peace, No Future

Keynote Address of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church In Defense of Christians –…

Christian Unity and Peace

Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at Panel 9 of the “Peace…

Do Muslims need Christians in the Middle East?

I would like to start by offering some observations about the long history of the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East: 1- Muslims were welcomed to many…