Who Is Your Neighbour? Syria and Iraq, Yesterday and Today

Exhibition and discussion on Syriac culture past and present

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As part of  Christian Aid week on 6 May St Michael and All Angels Church will be exhibiting manuscripts and works of art from the Syriac Culture as seen in the book ‘Pearls from Heaven' by a local author Elias Assad. 

There will also be an exhibition of drawings by Syrian school children, ‘Impressions of War', loaned from Aid to the Church in Need www.acnuk.org (the Charity SMAAA is supporting during Lent). The exhibitions will be open to the public at 2pm.

‘Pearls from Heaven' by a local author Elias Assad
‘Pearls from Heaven' by a local author Elias Assad

From 3-5pm there will be talks and Q&A with an opportunity to learn about the ancient history of the local Syriac Church and Culture right up to the present day.


Dr Erica Hunter
Head of Department of Religions and Philosophies, SOAS, University of London
‘The Syrian Orthodox Heritage of Syria, Turkey and Iraq'

Elias Assad
Author ‘Pearls from Heaven'

Fr Yousef Albana
The Syriac (Syrian) Orthodox Church in the UK

Yazan Douedari
Humanitarian Team, Chrisitan Aid

Stephen Pound MP for Ealing North

The discussion will be chaired by Torin Douglas MBE.

Everyone Welcome. Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Christian Aid Week.

St Michael and All Angels Church is at Bath Road, Chiswick, W4 1TT.

April 30, 2017

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