The situation of religious minorities in Syria

Over recent years, religious minorities in Syria have faced various challenges, including the Syrian Civil War and Daesh, especially after Daesh established the self-proclaimed caliphate in many regions of the Middle East posing a serious threat to religious minorities.

What is the effect of these challenges? This is the question that the panellist will answer. They will map the experiences of religious minorities from recent years and consider the future of these communities in Syria and the Middle East.
Speakers include:


  • Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, Founder and Director of Refcemi
  • Dr Anthony O’Mahony, Fellow at Blackfriars, University of Oxford
  • Saad Babir, Yazda, Global Yazidi Organisation

The panel will be moderated by Dr Ewelina Ochab.