Influential Institutions

Netanyahu's speech: a Christian response?

Everyone is talking about the Israeli Prime Minister’s surprise speech in Congress on Tuesday, when he protested against the prospect of a nuclear deal with Iran. With opinion so divided on the...

Middle Eastern Church: besieged but not beaten

21 Coptic Christians killed at the hands of IS jihadists in Libya last week. At least 90 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by IS in northern Syria the other day. Extortion, kidnappings, murder,...

36th birthday: Public celebration, private despair

Today [11 February 2015] is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s birthday. The nation has been marking ten days of celebration for the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which took place on 11...

Mashad: The imam has a shadow

  Up to 20 million pilgrims each year and tourists visit Mashad, Iran’s second city of three million in the north east of Iran. Shias look to the Imams, the direct descendants of Mohammad,...