Ever since late last year, I have wanted to devote an episode to what I believe has received far too little attention: the end of the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. In September, that enclave was overrun by Azerbaijan's much stronger army.
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Most of the 100,000 refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh have no house but live in shelters. Armenia is still in shock. But at the same time, miracles are happening.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) knock on the door of the European Union. The churches are shocked about the Armenian exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh.
Really sad and really heavy. That is how pastor Craig Simonian responds to the moment that Nagorno-Karabakh is emptied of Armenians. “No one is left there.”
Since the escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Christians from all over Europe have voiced support for the Armenian population. How come?
Between 1915 and 1920, the Turkish authorities killed up to 1.5 million Armenians, Armenian historians estimate. Turkey claims this number 'only' amounted to 300,000. In any case, the Norwegian government does not call the massacres genocide.
In the parts of Nagorno-Karabakh occupied by Azerbaijan, there is a risk of destruction of Armenian cultural assets. The head of the Christian relief organization CSI Germany fears this.
Azerbaijan recently announced that “Armenian forgeries” will be removed from churches in Nagorno-Karabakh. The message has raised alarm bells in Armenia.
Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion. That is visible all over the South Caucasian country.
A Christian community in the Caucasus was thought to be lost until recently. However, due to the attention of political leaders in the region, the community is suddenly in the spotlight again.