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MECC Calls for Justice Following Recent Attacks on Coptic Church

MECC Secretary General Fr. Jalakh called for justice after the assault of a bus of Christians in Egypt on 26 May, and sent prayers as the Coptic community seeks to heal from another attack on their presence in Minya.

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LETTER OF SOLIDARITY: Manchester Attacks

Read MECC Secretary General Jalakh’s letter of solidarity to the Archbishop of Canterbury in light of last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

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MECC Condemns Palm Sunday Terrorist Attacks on Coptic Churches in Egypt

The Council condemns this weekend’s barbaric terrorist attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday, which led to the deaths of more than 40 unarmed Christian worshipers.

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MECC Staff Members Participate in One Lebanon’s 2017 Annunciation Day Video Campaign

One Lebanon, a Lebanese NGO promoting social cohesion and unity in the country, produced a video campaign for Annunciation Day — celebrated in Lebanon as the world’s only Islamo-Christian shared holiday — which features participants from all of Lebanon’s 17 Christian and Muslim sects. MECC staff members, Nina Hallak (Roman Catholic) and Antranik Manoukian (Armenian Orthodox) were two of the video’s featured participants.

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MECC News: Secretary General Fr. Jalakh Appointed to WCC & Catholic Church Joint Working Group on Peace Building

Fr. Michel Jalakh has been appointed as an external expert to the theme group ‘Peace Building in Situations of Violence: The Role of Religion, Culture and Dialogue’.

Partner News: WCC & NCA Publish ‘The Protection Needs of Minorities From Syria And Iraq’ Report

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have published the full report of their study on ‘The Protection Needs of Minorities from Syria and Iraq’, which is available in both English and Arabic for download.

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Recap: January 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches met in Beirut, Lebanon, 16-17 January for the first of its bi-annual meetings in 2017.

Recap: 2016 MECC General Assembly

Member churches, staff and representatives of the Middle East Council of Churches gathered in Amman, Jordan for its 11th General Assembly, 6-8 September, 2016.

Diakonia & Capacity Building Workshop

The Middle East Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches hosted 47 representatives for a workshop on strategic planning for Diakonia programs and efforts.

MECC Secretary General at the Vatican

The Secretary General of the MECC, Fr. Dr. Michel Jalakh, participated  in a special interfaith audience at the Vatican in Rome, November 2-3, 2016.