Confronting hate speech

Once again the Anglican church of St George Baghdad acted as a focus for the wider community when on 7 July it hosted a workshop entitled Confronting hate speech.

Dr Sa’ad Salloum, head of the Massarat Foundation, explored the idea of hate and hatred as well as how to monitor and address it.

Among the contributors Fr Faiz Jerjes, parish priest of St George’s, talked of others’ misconceptions of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, which have often led to hate-filled hostility.  He explained that Christians firmly believe in the oneness of God.

A video produced by the Massarat Foundation was screened and much discussion ensued.