With developments relating to Syria proceeding fast, Middle East expert, churches' adviser, lawyer and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been on Al Jazeera (English) again, offering an up-to-date assessment of where things are - not least in relation to Turkey's role and to the stance of the Arab League.
Now that a legal confrontation between St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London anti-corporate greed and economic injustice camp on its doorstep seems to have been avoided, we can and should move back to the main issues of social, economic, political and spiritual transformation.
Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley is one of those interviewed outside St Paul's Cathedral for a feature on this morning's BBC Radio 4 'Sunday' programme on religion and belief issues (30 October 2011).
Focus on Middle East Quartet policy, rather than Tony Blair
As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Among those with a significant stake in achieving a just-peace for Palestinians and Israelis are the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem. Earlier this month they issued a communiqué, reported in Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15393), which sets out their perception of the key principles involved in the debate about Palestinian statehood.
Quaker Week 2011 takes place from 1-9 October, providing an opportunity to reflect on the theme, 'Making Peace a Way of Life', and to discover more about the convictions and practice of the Religious Society of Friends.