Our humanity - with all its redeeming points - can overtake our particular fears, angers and doubts, says Harry Hagopian. For him, an Armenian, a chance encounter with a Turk proved a compass point in this quest and possibility to move beyond confrontation.
Is the cost in spoilt US relations with Turkey outweighed by respect for the memory of well over one million Armenian victims? Harry Hagopian asks tough questions about the past an future of a genocide which many wish to deny, but which truth and humanity demands must be acknowledged in full.
Pope Benedict XVI has called for the Catholic Church to be given legal recognition in Muslim-majority but politically secular Turkey, which has faced criticism of its treatment of religious minorities as it seeks to become a member of the EU.
Giving animals to the developing world on someone else's behalf for Christians or a birthday has proved very popular. Now you can give a selection of animals in one go, through Christian Aid'd Present Aid site. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
Eastenders star, Kara Tointon, has made a promotional video featuring Christian Aid's virtual gifts. The clip, which can be seen on You Tube, shows the actress who plays Dawn Swann in the soap, with children from Zambia.