The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans – Introductory Remarks

John Eibner

Date: June 7, 2013

Location: Oxford

John Eibner, member of the International Management of Christian Solidarity International, states that St Antony’s Oxford Conference will explore “whether or not broad religious pluralism, rooted in the international human rights instruments, has a future in the Middle East, North Africa and the two Sudans.” Underlining the importance of the issue, he says that, “If present trends continue, it is indeed conceivable that within a generation, the Christian and other minority communities of the region will look very much like the tiny remnants of the Jewish communities.”