World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

You are here: Home / Press centre / Media advisories / Exhibition on Armenian genocide and religious leaders’ response

Exhibition on Armenian genocide and religious leaders’ response

26 August 2013

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Armenian Apostolic Church will host a two-week exhibition on the “Armenian genocide and protests of religion leaders as a manifestation of ecumenical solidarity” opening on Monday 2 September.

The exhibition will display banners and a document on the history of Christians in Armenia and the genocidal events in Ottoman Turkey, which resulted into the killing of one and half a million Armenians between 1915 and 1923.

The exhibition is organized by the Armenia Inter-Church Round Table Foundation.

The display from 2 to 16 September will be open to all within the local and international community in Geneva.

Date of opening: Monday 2 September 2013, 12:00 - 17:00

Theme: "Because I live, you too shall live" (John 14:19)

Location: The Ecumenical Centre

150 Route de Ferney
Grand-Saconnex
(free parking available)

Download the exhibition brochure

Speakers will include:

  • Rev. Fr Mesrop Parsamyan, Armenian Diocese of France
  • Fr Asoghik Karapetyan, director of Museums and Archives of the Armenian Apostolic Church (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin)
  • Dr Isabel Phiri, WCC’s associate general secretary for public witness and diakonia

The exhibition content will be displayed in English and French.

Media contact:
Dr Karen Nazaryan, phone +374 10 517 157 or email: armwcc[at]etchmiadzin.am

Armenia Inter-Church Round Table Foundation website

Armenian Apostolic Church (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin) website