Membership in a denomination or a religious group can evoke persecution and victimization, even today. The situation is especially desperate in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity, where the survival of Christian communities of two thousand years is greatly endangered.
Realized by the Hungarian National Museum, the aim of the exhibition Cross-in-Fire is to draw attention to the processes taking place in the Middle East, to point out the unsustainability of the situation, to explain the causes and to outline the consequences – each on a scientific basis. Through the presented personal stories, the exhibition is focusing on those individuals who suffer from extremely serious atrocities due to their belonging to a community or culture.
Join us for the opening event on
Tuesday, April 24, 2018,
at the Consulate General of Hungary
in attendance of Tristan Azbej, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Aiding Persecuted Christians.
The exhibition is on show until Friday, April 27, 2018, daily, by appointment.
About the exhibition
The humanitarian disaster covering most of the Middle East and North Africa has become a routinely repeated element of the news feed. Personal and public tragedies in war and violence-stricken countries of the region affect everyone. However, the fate of Christians requires extra attention, since the events of the past years have shaken their communities and accelerated the radical decrease of their numbers in unprecedented measures.
As a result of attacks and anti-Christian atrocities, Christians have been fleeing from the Middle East for decades. In consequence, Christianity can disappear from the region once and for all.
As a keeper of Hungarian and Christian culture and its historical heritage, the Hungarian National Museum analyzes and visualizes these problems through the exhibition.
More information: http://www.newyork.balassiintezet.hu/en/cross-in-fire/