"Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon back in 2005.
Ekklesia's good friend and contributor Harry Hagopian, an ecumenical, legal and political expert on the Middle East, has recently recorded a podcast on the appalling and murderous attack on the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year's Eve 2010.
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks offered a moving, reflective and hopeful 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4 this morning, highlighting the courage and resistance of those trapped in the Warsaw ghetto under the Nazis
Today marks the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It should also enable us all to recognise and acknowledge the Armenian genocide of 1915-23, says Harry Hagopian - for the sake of moral and political truthfulness and healing.
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.