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NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

Destruction of Churches and Monasteries in Iraq

Dr. Erica C D Hunter delivered a Paper on the "Destruction of Churches and Monasteries in Iraq" at the  Workshop "Iraq National Heritage - the Challenges and Solutions" which was hosted by The Association of Iraqi Academics - UK.

21st April 2015

Summer Intensive Course in Armenian

Information about a Summer Intensive Course in Western Armenian, 6–30 July 2015

17th February 2015

Update on the Christian Community in Iraq

A recent update on the situation of the Christian community in Iraq, especially among internally displaced persons (IDPs).

16th February 2015

New publication: Catalogue of Syriac Texts in the Berlin Turfan Collection

New publication catalogues the Syriac texts in the Berlin Turfan collection

4th November 2014

BBC programme on Christians in Iraq

SOAS expert joins BBC programme to discuss the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq

1st October 2014

Conference Explores "Pentecostalism and Development"

A large international and interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Centre of World Christianity, explored the impact of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements on development initiatives.

7th September 2014

Current Information on Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, provides current information on Christians and other minorities in Iraq via a news article and a BBC interview.

12th August 2014

Pentecostal Christianity and its impact on development to be explored at SOAS conference

A conference at SOAS, University of London will explore the substantial rise of Pentecostal Christianity in developing countries and its implications for politics, social relations, inter-religious affairs, gender roles, and economics.

5th August 2014

ISIS advances and Christians in Iraq

Dr Erica Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity and co-chair of the Centre of World Christianity, gave an interview to the BBC Scotland regarding the military advances of ISIS in Iraq.

23rd June 2014

Christians in Syria and Iraq

With current events unfolding in Iraq and Syria, the Centre of World Christianity provides information regarding the situation of Christians in this region, including an interview by the Centre co-chair Dr Erica Hunter with BBC World Service News Hour regarding Christian communities in Mosul.

18th June 2014

Mar Polycarpus Workshop ‘Christians in Iraq and Syria Today: Facing the Challenges’

The Centre of World Christianity, Dept for the Study of Religions, SOAS hosted on Monday 28thApril, 2014 a Workshop, ‘Christians in Syria and Iraq today: facing the challenges’ to explore the realities of the Christian communities in Syria and Iraq. Six speakers presented papers a rich spread of papers, chaired by Dr. Erica C. D. Hunter.

19th May 2014

Fr Dr Behnam Visiting Distinguished Scholar of Syriac

Dr. Erica C D Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, and co-chair of the Centre of World Christianity has been very pleased to welcome Father Dr. Behnam Moussa Paulos Sony, Lecturer at St. Ephrem’s Seminary at Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq. Father Dr Sony is a distinguished scholar of Syriac, whose works invaluably augment our knowledge of Christianity in northern Mesopotamia.

16th May 2014