Dr Tchilingirain will discuss the theological, sacramental and socio-cultural perceptions of “Sexuality in the wedding service of the Armenian Church” and will elaborate on how the “Armenian understanding” of human sexuality has influenced perceptions in modern times.
Hratch Tchilingirian is a sociologist and Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, with a particular interest in Middle East and Armenian studies. He also directs the Armenian Diaspora Survey, a multi-country research project, studying public opinion in the Diaspora. He earned his doctorate at the London School of Economics. For nearly a decade, he was director of research on Eurasia and lecturer in Cambridge. He has lectured and written extensively about the Armenian church and the Diaspora in publications by Routledge, Edinburgh University and California State University Fresno (www.hratch.info). Dr Tchilingirian has held executive positions in academic and charitable organizations and has served communities in various leadership positions in the United Kingdom and the United States. He remains deeply engaged in community life and takes active part in civic and professional projects.
Friday, 22 November 2019; dinner 7:00 pm; Lecture 8:00 pm
Bishop’s House, 27 Haven Green, London W5 2NZ
£20 donation, includes dinner.
Please RSVP (limited places); Diocesan Office, Tel. 0208 998 9210