• UN Attempts To Mix Iron & Clay

    From Dave Dimmy@3:800/432 to All on Sun Jan 13 00:17:26 2008
    Ban To Attend Forum On Bridging Islam/West Divide

    Friday, 11 January 2008, 12:04 pm

    Press Release: United Nations

    Ban Ki-moon to attend Madrid forum on bridging divide between Islam and West

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will head to Spain next week for the
    first United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum aimed at
    promoting the global campaign launched by the world body to help
    overcome prejudices between nations and cultures and to promote
    interfaith dialogue.

    Mr. Ban will open the Forum on 15 January along with Spanish Prime
    Minister Jose Rodriguez Zapatero, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep
    Erdogan, and the Secretary-General's High Representative for the
    Alliance and former President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio.

    Created in 2005 at the initiative of Spain and Turkey and under UN
    auspices, the Alliance seeks to tackle fear and suspicion, bridge
    divides and overcome prejudices and polarizations between Islam and
    the West.

    "This event next week is the first major event of the Alliance of Civilizations," the group's Acting Director said at a press
    briefing in New York.


    Full article at "Scoop"

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