Episode 2, February 2022: “A vast shrinking” | Janine di Giovanni on Christians in the Middle East

Journalist, war correspondent, and author Janine di Giovanni discusses her new book, The Vanishing: Faith, Loss, and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets (PublicAffairs, 2021), with POMED Editorial Associate Zachary White.

Di Giovanni talks about her motivations for writing this book, the threats facing the Middle East’s ancient Christian communities, and why this “vanishing” matters profoundly for the entire region.


This interview is part of POMED’s video series, “Between the Lines,” featuring interviews with authors of recent publications that explore rights and governance issues across the Middle East and North Africa. To be notified of future episodes, subscribe to POMED’s YouTube channel.