Friday, December 16, 2005
[13.00 GMT] Related to CPT, the captives and Iraq - Iraq hostage negotiator story denied (Ekklesia, 16/12/05) Love your enemies: Peace activist Tom Fox has lived in Baghdad by the words of Jesus. Now he faces murder by terrorists. Was his mission in vain? By Michelle Goldberg (Salon.com); Heroism With a Difference. By Geov Parrish (Seattle Weekly); A Mission of Peace and Peril (With four colleagues kidnapped, a Minnesota activist is poised to return to Iraq. She goes to bear witness to those struggling with violence. By Stephanie Simon, LA Times); Peace on earth: Christmas, the captives and dialogue with Mulsims and Jews (Shanta Premawardhana, Associate General Secretary for Interfaith Relations, National Council of Churches USA); Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem slams West Bank separation fence (Haaretz/AP); An open letter written by the secret trial detainees held in Toronto, and sent to Arab media outlets around the world; Fighting for peace (Japan Baptist); On Earth Peace programme (Church of the Brethren). Also see regular OpenDemocracy columns by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and a consultant to the Oxford Research Group. The second edition of his book Losing Control has just been published by Pluto Press.