Keeping Faith With Hope

The Challenge of Israel–Palestine

by Harry Hagopian

Where are sustainable possibilities of peace with justice to be found in Israel–Palestine, tragically divided as it is between two peoples and three faiths? In the face of continuous, entrenched cycles of conflict can one maintain both a sense of perspective and a stance of realistic hopefulness? This book addresses the key issues embraced by those profound questions in thoughtful, practical ways.

Gathering together dispatches and commentary over a period of nearly twenty years from international lawyer, independent diplomat and engaged ecumenist Dr Harry Hagopian, Keeping Faith With Hope blends experience and insight in often-unexpected ways.

By interweaving the political, the personal and the spiritual, the author opens up new paths for understanding what is going on in Israel–Palestine and how we might engage more fruitfully with the region in the future. Here is both a testament to hope and a living exemplification of it.

Harry Hagopian is an international lawyer, ecumenist and political consultant. He also acts as Legal Consultant to OTS Solicitors in London (particularly on Brexit and immigration issues). He is an Ekklesia associate and regular contributor. Formerly Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee and Executive Director of the Middle East Council of Churches, Dr Hagopian has been Middle East, North Africa and Gulf adviser to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. He is author of The Armenian Church in the Holy Land (The Russell Press).

May 2019
PB, 164pp, 229 x 152 mm
£11.99, US$16.99, €15.49, CAN$23.49, AUS$22.49

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