Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

A right a possible picture of German and British soldiers not shooting at each other during World War 1.

Segment 1 - Retelling the Christmas Truce
A retelling of that remarkable story of spontaneous peacemaking – the Christmas Soccer Match that took place between British and German troops in the trenches of World War 1 France....or was it Belgium?
There are so many retellings of this story that, rather than link to anything specific, I'm simply place a link to Google with the keywords "Christmas Truce"

Segment 2 - Turkey the Peacemaker
From Istanbul Dorian Jones examines whether Turkey can succeed being a bridge between the Christian and Islamic worlds, or will it too fall victim to those divisions.

Segment 3 - Imams and Rabbis Meet in Seville Peace Conference
The Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace is about helping leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths to challenge the fanatics who are misusing religion.
Danny Wood went along to Seville to see how these Rabbis and Imams got along together…
The European Jewish Congress reported on it. Here's the article....

Segment 4 - Alsace Border Region Makes Peace with Itself
One region where French-German relations have always been strong is in Alsace. What do people there think about the war today? Anke Hagedorn talked to both French and Germans; her report is presented by Michael Lorne.
Click here for the Alsace region's official cross-border policy

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