The text of a lecture given to the International Conference on “Lasting peace in Africa”, April 17-18, 2004, in Kigali, Rwanda

GENOCIDES IN THE 20THE CENTURY AND LESSONS TO HUMANITY (A Brief Reflection)   His Holiness Aram I   The 20th Century was an age of genocides, and the list is depressingly long: Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Kurds, Tutsis, Croats, Muslims, Albanians. The...

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The text of the address delivered by His Holiness Aram I at the opening session of the International Ecumenical Consultation on “Reconfiguration of the Ecumenical Movement for the 21st Century” taking place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, from 17 to 20 November, 2003

 TOWARDS THE NEW ECUMENICAL CONFIGURATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY   It is a profound spiritual joy to greet you in this center of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia. Since its formation late in the first century and its in- stitutionalization at the...

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The text of the annual report of His Holiness Aram I presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches on Tuesday 26 August 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland

Complexities of the world urge religions to move from co-existing to acting together   His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of Cilicia   This is the text of the annual report of His Holiness Aram I presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of...

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Multilateralism: The Basis of a New World Order

MULTILATERALISM: THE BASIS OF A NEW WORLD ORDER   Aram I Catholicos of Cilicia   The events of September 11th  brought into question the conventional understanding of power. They demonstrated to the world that arrogance of power and vulnerability of...

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Le Multilatéralisme: Fondement D’un Nouvel Ordre Mondial

LE MULTILATÉRALISME: FONDEMENT D'UN NOUVEL ORDRE MONDIAL   Les événements du 11 septembre ont changé le cours de l'histoire. Ils ont révélé aussi bien l'arrogance du pouvoir que sa vulnérabilité. Ils ont exprimé le degré de haine et de méfiance...

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Message de Noël de S.S. Aram I, 6 janvier 2003

ÊTRE CHRÉTIEN, C'EST UN COMBAT SPIRITUEL   L’Incarnation de Dieu est décrite dans l’Évangile comme Emmanuel, c’est à dire Dieu avec nous. C’est là l’essence même de la révélation divine. Dans la théologie chrétienne la révélation de Dieu...

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Prières de faire paraître le texte de l’intervention de Sa Sainteté Aram I lors du colloque PRO ARMENIA organisé à Paris les vendredi 31 janvier, samedi 1er et dimanche 2 février 2003

L'Arménie et la Nation Arménienne au carrefour des nations et des cultures   C'est une grande joie pour moi de vous saluer dans l'esprit de fraternité et d'amour chrétiens. Vous êtes assemblés au Sénat, un des bastions de la haute politique française,...

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Introductory remarks of His Holiness Aram I – International Conference on “Christians and Muslims in Dialogue and Beyond” Geneva, October 16-18, 2002

CHALLENGES FACING CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE Introductory Remarks   It is a great pleasure and special joy to welcome you to the Ecumenical Center. The World Council of Churches is a global fellowship of churches, which, through common reflection and action,...

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World Council of Churches Central Committee – Report of the Moderator – Geneva, Switzerland – 26 August–3 September 2002

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES CENTRAL COMMITTEE Geneva, Switzerland 26 August – 3 September 2002   REPORT OF THE MODERATOR   1. The World Council of Churches was mandated by its 8th Assembly to take up the challenge of globalization as a central part...

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La Francophonie: Un Engagement Pour Les Droits de L’Homme

LA FRANCOPHONIE : UN ENGAGEMENT POUR LES DROITS DE L’HOMME par S.S. Aram I Catholicos de Cilicie   La prochaine réunion des chefs d'état des pays francophones à Beyrouth est un grand événement pour le Moyen-Orient en général et le Liban en...

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The text of the keynote address of His Holiness Aram I addressed to the interfaith meeting organized by the European Commission in Brussels, 19-20 December, 2001

FROM CO-EXISTING TO LIVING TOGETHER (Some observations)   1) Pluralism is a salient feature of modern society. East and West, North and South are no longer sharply divided in terms of religion, culture and economy. Boundaries have disappeared. Walls have been...

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From Co-Existing to Living Together – (Some observations)

1) Pluralism is a salient feature of modern society. East and West, North and South are no longer sharply divided in terms of religion, culture and economy. Boundaries have disappeared. Walls have been destroyed. Pluralism, coupled with globalization, imposes a way...

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