On 13 September 2022, Azerbaijan launched an all-out assault on the Republic of Armenia, killing hundreds in what seemed a prelude to an invasion. It was the latest round of violence against this tiny nation, known for being both the "first Christian nation" and the victim of the 20th century's first genocide. A ceasefire has paused the fighting, but Armenians live in fear of the next attack.
We are privileged to discuss this recent developments crisis from Craig Simonian, an Armenian-American pastor, theologian, and development specialist. He serves as the Director of the World Evangelical Alliance's Peace and Reconciliation Network in Yerevan, Armenia.
Join us as we hear from Craig about how he pursues his Christian calling to peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness in the midst of an ongoing conflict, weighed down by past trauma and facing an uncertain future.
The hosts for this episode are Wissam al-Saliby, Director of the Geneva Office of the World Evangelical Alliance, and Joel Veldkamp, Head of International Communications, Christian Solidarity International.