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.
Tens of thousands of people in Britain and millions across the world are today (27 January 2010) marking Holocaust Memorial Day - taking the theme 'the legacy of hope' in seeking to remember the past so as to shape a better future.
Holocaust Memorial Day is a day for everybody, says Carly Whyborn. It is now time for Holocaust Memorial Day to become part of our lives, a time when we can remember the past in order to shape a safer and better future.
Enter any public debate about the pros and cons of religion today, and it will not be long before someone raises the thorny issue of ‘texts of terror’ in the Bible, says Simon Barrow. Yet in the person of Christ our understanding of violence is turned upside-down.
Following the decision taken by the High Court not to extradite four Rwandan men suspected of genocide and other crimes under international law, human rights activists have called for a third-party location for a trial.
Congolese Catholic bishops have issued a "cry of grief and protest" about the murderous situation in their country - calling for more concerted action from the UN, the authorities and the international community.
Zimbabwean women have told the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva they are watching a "silent genocide" unfurl in their country, as President Mugabe's reign of terror against all opposition continues apace.
As Kenyan churches are struggling to help prevent the country from descending into genocide, they envision a long term healing effort that will require the sustained engagement of international ecumenical partners.