Michele Borzoni



Christian communities of the Middle East

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A journey throughout seven countries, from Turkey to Egypt, in search of the latest Christian communities in the Middle East.
Inshallah was exhibited in Rome at the Vittoriano. 


 From 2011 to 2014 I have been working on a long-term project on Christian communities in the Middle East.

Over recent years, there has been a dramatic drop of Christian presence in those places where the first Christian communities were born two thousand years ago. About 5% of the population in the Middle East is Christian, and in the twentieth century this number was further reduced due to various reasons, including the growing instability of the region.

The project aims to investigate what remains in those places, sacred to Christians, but also for other religions of the Book, after years of emigration and divisions within the Church itself.

Inshallah, is a term used in the Islamic world, but it is also common in the Arab Christian communities of the Middle East.

Inshallah means God willing.