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Reflection – Dr Rostom Stepanian: Firm but Fair!

  Dr Rostom Stepanian: Firm but Fair! Having learnt few days ago that Dr Rostom Stepanian had passed away at the ripe age of 99, and having been invited by a friend from the Armenian Community Council to share some of my personal thoughts about this man, I scratched my head and soliloquised, “Harry, what […]

Video Message from Mr. Geoffrey Robertson QC

Video Message from Mr. Geoffrey Robertson QC

Mr. Geoffrey Robertson’s video message on the occasion of the 106th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, committed by the Ottoman Turks.

Wreath Laying & prayer service at The Cenotaph – London, 23rd April 2021

Wreath Laying & prayer service at The Cenotaph – London, 23rd April 2021

On Friday 23rd April 2021, as part of the 106th Anniversary commemoration events in the UK, 4 poppy wreaths were laid at the base of the Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, London. Present at the ceremony were – His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, the Primate of the Armenian Church of UK & Ireland – Tim […]

ANNOUNCEMENT – 106th Commemoration of The Armenian Genocide of 1915

ANNOUNCEMENT – 106th Commemoration of The Armenian Genocide of 1915

Friday 23 April 2021 9.45 – 10.30 AM Wreath laying & prayer service at The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET     Tim Loughton MP, Chair of APPG will be attending. Petition A petition on behalf of the British Armenian Community, calling for official recognition by the UK Government of the Armenian Genocide will be posted to […]

Մահազդ – Obituary Դքտ Ռոստոմ Ստեփանեան

Մահազդ – Obituary  Դքտ Ռոստոմ Ստեփանեան

Դքտ Ռոստոմ Ստեփանեան 1922 – 2021 Մ. Թ. Հայ Համայնքաին Խորհրդի անդամ 1987 – 1995   With heavy heart we announce the passing of yet another distinguished and much respected community member Dr Rostom Stepanian. Dr Rostom Stepanian had served as a valued member of the Armenian Community & Church Council of the UK and […]

Armenian Genocide 105th Anniversary Events Announcements

Commemoration of the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (UK) 1.) Fri 24 April, 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM – Remembrance service to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Yeghiche Armenian Church, followed by wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial khachkar. The service will be streaming live on https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianChurchofUKandIreland/ and https://www.facebook.com/styeghiche and […]

April 24th 1915 Armenian Genocide, 105th Anniversary Memorial

Armenian Genocide Commemoration 2020 Virtual ‘March’, join us Public Announcement April 2020 – Virtual March UK The world is facing unprecedented times. There is so much uncertainty around us and we have lost members of our own community to COVID-19. For many Armenians, this pandemic comes at a time when we recall the Genocide of […]

Հանձնախումբն աշխատում է, որ Մեծ Բրիտանիան պետականորեն ճանաչի Հայոց ցեղասպանությունը. Րաֆֆի Սարգսեան․ «Ժամանակի վկան»

Հանձնախումբն աշխատում է, որ Մեծ Բրիտանիան պետականորեն ճանաչի Հայոց ցեղասպանությունը. Րաֆֆի Սարգսեան․ «Ժամանակի վկան»

70th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 Today is the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This is […]

Orphans of the Genocide – Film by Bared Maronian

Ninety Minutes of Naked Truth: London Film Premiere of Orphans of the Genocide On October 31st 2015, Hamazgayin Cultural Society, Armenian Relief Society and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration Committee UK presented the full length documentary film “Orphans of the Genocide” by Emmy Award winning director Bared Maronian in the packed Navasartian Hall in London. […]

Special Service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, remembers the lives of the Armenian martyrs of 1915

Special Service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, remembers the lives of the Armenian martyrs of 1915

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, attended a Special Service to celebrate the lives of the newly-sainted Armenian Martyrs of 1915 at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 28th October 2015.   In […]

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause Dr. Robert Fisk and Mr. Raphael Grigorian of SOAS UCL’s Armenian Societies and Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee (AGCCC) UK jointly organised an enlightening evening with best-selling author and journalist Dr. Robert Fisk on Monday the 8th of June 2015. The presentation entitled The Armenian […]

MUSIC FOR ARMENIA, MUSIC FROM ARMENIA

MUSIC FOR ARMENIA, MUSIC FROM ARMENIA Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan plays at Royal Festival Hall in a special concert to commemorate the Armenian Genocide on 3rd of May 2015 By H.Harutunyan         The concert “Music for Armenia” at London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall was organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Great […]

I’m the First Armenian in the British Parliament and I Am Dismayed at the British Government’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

I’m the First Armenian in the British Parliament and I Am Dismayed at the British Government’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London I’m the First Armenian in the British Parliament and I Am Dismayed at the British Government’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Posted – Huffington Post: 04/23/2015 5:23 pm EDT Updated: 04/23/2015 5:59 pm EDT This Friday I will mark the 100th anniversary of […]

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths   Below: Armenians at the Marash army barracks awaiting execution. Above: the Ottoman governor, Haydar Pasha, and soldiers, April 1915. Photograph: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Ian Black […]

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland   Sisters laid red tulips near eternal flame of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in capital Yerevan  Khloe looked emotional as they spent about 10 minutes […]

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis Sunday 5 April 2015 Robert Fisk A hundred years on from the Armenian genocide, and a Christian minority is again suffering One summer’s day in 1990, I walked into a beautiful Crusader chapel in Keserwan, a gentle mountainside north of Beirut, where an […]

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons   On the evening of Monday 23rd March 2015, Mr Stephen Pound (Labour), the Member of Parliament for Ealing North, secured a Debate in the House of Commons on the Armenian Genocide. During the course of the Debate, Mr Pound provided […]

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles

March 10, 2015 Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles – Armradio – Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, addressed a letter to Prince Charles after the news was revealed that […]

International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus

March 10, 2015 International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus – The international conference organized by the International Scientific Council for the study of the Armenian Genocide (CSI) “Genocide of […]

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