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Event: The future of religious minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the two Sudans


ST ANTONY’S COLLEGE 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK

The Sudanese Programme

Conference on

“The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans”

Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June 2013

The Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony’s College

Provisional Programme

[The detailed programme will be sent in due course]

Friday 7th June: 2.30 – 6.00

Addresses by:

  • The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon Baron Williams of Oystermouth (Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge University) “The Church and Human Rights”
  • H.E. Amine Gemayel (Former President of Lebanon) “To be announced”
  • Dr John Eibner (Christian Solidarity International) “To be announced”

Saturday 8th June: 9.30 – 7.00

Session 1

  • Dr Nazila Ghanea-Hercock (Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, Oxford University)
  • “Minority Rights Protections under International Human Rights Law” Mr. Nabil Adib Abdullah (Advocate and Human Rights Lawyer, Republic of Sudan)
  • “The Future of Christian Minorities in Sudan” Mr. Musa Almak Kur Papiti (Secretary of External Relations and Education in South Sudan Islamic Council, Republic of South Sudan) “South Sudan Muslims: Realities and Prospects”

Session 2

  • H. E. Pascale Warda (Former Minister of Integration, Iraq) “The Situation of the Christian Communities in Iraq”
  • Mr. Sidney Assor (Head of the Moroccan Jewish Community in Britain) “The Jewish Communities in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia”
  • Dr Mariz Tadros (Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University) “From Revolt to Sectarian Ruptures: the Challenges of building an inclusive Society in Post Revolutionary Egypt and Syria”


In view of the wider interest in the topic

(The conference is supported by Christian Solidarity International)

There is no Conference Fee

If you have any queries and for reservation, please contact:

Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi
Tel: 01865-284707 (International: 00+44+1865+284707)

[Please Note that entrance to St. Antony’s College has moved to a new building further up]

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