COVID-19 in Time of Unrest – economic crises and socio-political conflicts

Middle East regional webinar on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches.

Jericho by night

14 June 2021
15:00 Beirut / 14:00 CET
Duration: 90 minutes

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The next regional webinar on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in the context of COVID-19 will take place on 14 June, this time with a focus on the Middle East. 

Titled “COVID-19 in time of Unrest – Economic crises and socio-political conflicts,” the 90-minute webinar will explore the economic and socio-political context, medical Infrastructure, just access to testing and vaccines, refugees, youth, and the role of religious institutions. 



Bishop Ibrahim Azar, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land


Opening Word

Greetings: Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri – Deputy General Secretary, World Council of Churches

Panel Discussion

Topics and speakers:

Economic and Socio-political context: Prof. Dr. Michel Abs – General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches

Medical Infrastructure: facts, figures and challenges in the region -  Dr. Jack Moukhbat (specialist of infectology)

Just Access to testing and vaccination in the region  -  Dr Audeh Qawwas, member of the Jordanian Senate,

Case study: Refugees and Covid19. Dr Adad CAPNI

Case study: Youth and Covid19 – Ms Mira Nouaymeh – Regional Secretary of World Student Christian Federation.

Role of religious institutions in response to COVID19 - Sheykh Mohammed  Abu Zayd and Dr Tanios Khalil President of ATIME

Questions from Attendees/Viewers

Concluding Reflection


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