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5 lessons from Armenian Bishop Ajapahyan Mikael

GLOBALO has send Simon Jacob to Gyumr, Armenia, on the GLOBALO Youth Peacemaker Tour. Here is his report for us:

In Armenia, I got the chance to speak with Bishop Ajapahyan Mikael, about tolerance and religions. With the Paris attacks still fresh on our minds, we talked about the lessons to be drawn from this terrible catastrophe.

The Bishop stressed how very different both parts of the world were culturally, especially in the realm of religion.

While the West is thoroughly secularized and has lost touch with it’s religious heritage, in the the Orient, worship is so deeply rooted in people’s daily lives that no solution can be imagined, where religion does not play a major role.

Here are the main points the Bishop made during my audience with him:


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