United Nations General Assembly President slams Israeli air strikes on Gaza

  UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 28  — The president of the UN General Assembly (GA), Miguel D’Escoto, Sunday lashed out at the Israeli air strikes on Gaza which left at least 270 people dead, saying the Israeli move represents “severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law.”   A statement, issued here early Sunday by his spokesperson, said:” The Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an occupying...
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Is Christmas Christian?

We all know that the date of December 25 is not derived from Christian tradition. It instead traces back to the third-century Roman feast of the Rebirth of the Sun-normally celebrated as soon as they could observe the same, sometime after the Winter Solstice. Right away, that tells us that the first few centuries of the Common Era had no interest in knowing when Jesus was born or even celebrating it. That came with calendars and the demarcating of precise time.Frankly, we must confess that it was likely our founder, St. Francis (1182-1226), who began to make Christmas the sentimental celebration that...
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Roy Bourgeois speaks

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From Gaza

      World Churches appeal for end to violence against Gaza The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has condemned “the violence against Gaza” and called on “governments in the region and abroad” to seek the protection of “those who are at risk […] on both sides of the border”. “The deaths and suffering of the last three days are dreadful and shameful and will achieve nothing but more deaths and suffering,” Kobia said in a 29 December statement. He was referring to the “over 300 lives lost,...
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Gaza December 29 2008

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