• Christopher Sheklian

    Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University

    Christopher Sheklian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Mississippi State University. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and was the Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, a research library and presentation space at the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. He has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, where he completed his dissertation, "Theology and the Community: The Armenian Minority, Tradition, and Secularism." His work addresses the intersection of religious practice, legal frameworks, and minority traditions

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Religion and Politics

Of Borders and Bishops

After the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War in 2020, when Azerbaijan gained control of half the territory of the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh and the territory surrounding it, the actual border between Armenia and Azerbaijan lengthened significantly. Following the war, also known as the 44-Day War, Azerbaijan used its new advantage to blockade what was left of...
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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Liturgy and the Limits of Minority Rights

“To find something that is lost is always a happy occasion!” So said Patriarch Sahak II Maşalyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, during his sermon at the first Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Malatya, Turkey, in over one hundred y... Read more.
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Culture and Arts, Religion and Conflict

The Armenian Patriarchate and the Sanasaryan Han

Last month, the Court of Cassation in Turkey ruled that the historic and contested Sanasaryan Han will be the property of the Turkish state. Built in 1895, the Han (“Inn”) was bought by the foundation established by the philanthropist Mkrtich Sanasaryan to support the Sanasaryan College in the c... Read more.