20

JUL
2018

Aradin Garden Party

  The First Annual Aradin Garden Party is almost upon us. We are delighted to invite you to join us in the Grounds of The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology to celebrate the wonderful summer and fantastic work that we have been able to do thanks to your support. Join us on the 24th July from 15:00 - 17:00!


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14

APR
2018

Easter Concert

The Aradin charitable trust are excited to announce the Aradin Easter Concert, an evening of music singing and poems to be hosted in the beautiful Great St. Marys Church. We invite you to join us on this wonderful evening as we enjoy the sounds and atmosphere created by the performers and the exquisite environment. The music and festivities will be complimented by our guest speaker, Afrodita Nikolova who will share stories on her endangered language and Aradin’ impact on her relationship with


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24

JAN
2018

They took our dignity but not our freedom: The story of Iraqi Yezidis

It is a great pleasure to announce the return of the Aradin Lecture Series and to be able to provide a platform for Mirza Dinnayi, a representative of the Yazidi community in Germany and Iraq as well as IS survivor Lamia Bachar (via videolink) to share the captivating story of Iraq’s Yezidi population.


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20

DEC
2017

Aradin Christmas Cards

Aradin Christmas Cards are now available for the first time. In partnership with Mouthana Boutros, a Northern Iraqi artist whose home town and life's work were destroyed by ISIS in 2014, the cards depict his artwork and writing in the Aramaic Language, still used in the Iraqi Christian community today. Aradin strives to keep this language and culture alive, you can help by sending a Mouthana Boutros card this Christmas.  


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18

NOV
2017

Writing in the Sand

Writing in the Sand is an exciting project Aradin have been involved in, we invite you to be transported to the sands of Egypt and spend the afternoon in the company of the Coptic community, the modern heirs of the civilisation over which the Pharos once ruled. Activities include hearing the haunted chant of the centuries-old Coptic liturgy, listening to a member of the community speak about what it means to be a Coptic in modern Britain and learning how to write your name in the unique Copt


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28

JAN
2017

Aradin Winter Lecture

You are cordially invited to our first talk this term 'Syriac as a Crossroads of Cultures: The Role of Translations' Speaker: Dr Sebastian Brock, emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies (University of Oxford) Date: Wednesday 8th February 2017, at 5.30pm Venue: Room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Abstract: From the time of the earliest translation of the Gospels into Syriac, right up to the present day, translation into, and out of, Syriac has played a very important role in


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28

SEP
2016

Annual Lecture Series

Our Tenno Annual Lecture Series will begin on Thursday the 13th October 2016 with a talk by the multi-award winning BBC news presenter and investigative journalist, Chris Rogers. The details are as follows: Date: 13th October Time: 5-7pm Venue: Rooms 8&9 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge CB3 9DA Please RSVP by Monday 10th October 2016 - admin@aradin.org.uk


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21

SEP
2016

RIP Prof. Jonathan Riley Smith

We are deeply Saddened by the Passing away of our Trustee and dear friend, Prof. Jonathan Riley Smith. He died peacefully on the 13th September 2016 after a long illness. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. His funeral Mass will be held in the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 12.15pm.


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21

SEP
2016

Shopping Online? Raise a free donation.

Did you know you can raise a free donation for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @Give as you Live and a percentage of your spend will be donated to us, at no extra cost. http://give.as/charity/aradin-charitable-trust


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01

SEP
2016

Thank You

Its been extremely busy over the last month at Aradin and would like to acknowledge all the hard work put in by our amazing team of volunteers. In particular we would like to thank Andrew and Yan who have offered outstanding support and commitment to Aradin. They have assisted us in numerous ways from helping us to move office to updating and improving our website and developing ideas for the next edition of our newsletter. THANK YOU!


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