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August 26 - 'Doomsday scenario in Syria'
Article: Wars And Rumors Of Wars
Days after the
regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad allegedly
carried out a chemical attack in a
Damascus suburb that killed hundreds of people, Western nations
and their Arab allies are actively planning a military strike.
This would be the first show of force by an outside power since
the Syrian civil war began in March 2011,
all Arab dailies lead off.
A-Sharq Al-Awsat, known for its hostility toward the
Assad regime, reports that in
the face of overwhelming international pressure, Assad came to
an understanding with the United Nations that will allow an
international fact-finding team to investigate the chemical
attack as early as Monday. The Syrian government has publicly
accused "terrorists," or rebel forces, of launching the deadly
the conclusions the fact-finding team comes to,
the leaders of the United States, the
United Kingdom, and France have already decided that Assad's
gesture is too little too late. The Syrian regime will already
have had enough time to destroy crucial evidence.
The United States
has already announced a re-concentrating of American warships in
the eastern Mediterranean.
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August 28 - Youth build multi-faith community in Bossey
Article: Ecumenical Movement - Misc.
Young people of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish
faiths have recently created a unique community at the
Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. Together they
seek to break religious stereotypes, promote mutual respect
and enhance their understanding of religions beyond the
in a summer course titled
"Building an Interfaith Community",
these young adults were hosted by the Ecumenical Institute
of Bossey in Switzerland from 12 to 30 August.
Bossey we have discussed
several issues, ranging from the place of feminism in Islam
to common values of peace within Christianity and Judaism,"
said Gorgi. "The discussions here are intense and
intriguing, and we are not always in agreement. However,
by the end of our
conversations I always discover something new about even my
own faith. This is the discovery that leads us to mutual
respect, tolerance and acceptance of the other,"
she said. "Our
faiths have more commonalities than we think,"
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