Middle East Council of Churches

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Monday, August 11, 2003
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The previous (Winter 2003) issue of NewsReport is up on the web now - some of it is not too timely (particularly the parts about the lead-up to the Iraq war), but there's a good article by Patriarch Michel Sabbah (reprinted from elsewhere) and a summary of the controversy that blew up when al-Azhar described the Iraq war as a "crusade" and how some Muslim writers called them out on it

In the meantime, the new issue (which includes a lot of articles on MECC's programs related to various social issues in the Middle East that somehow failed to go away in the middle of the war, funny thing that, as well as on responses to the post-war situation in Iraq) is at the printer's, and will hopefully not take three months to get to the web this time.
posted by Tom at 12:48 PM