01 December 1999
LEAD STORY
Five weeks in a refugee camp in Western Ethiopia shattered Fiona Leggat's stereotypes.
LEAD STORY
One in 264 people alive today has had to flee their home. While millions struggle in refugee camps, others bang on the doors of Western nations asking for asylum. Mary Lean examines a crisis which tests our humanity at the turn of the Millennium.
PROFILE
Alan Channer meets Fran├žois Ponchaud, the Catholic priest who brought the Cambodian genocide to the attention of the world.
GUEST COLUMN
At a time when some are predicting increasing conflict between Western and Muslim nations, Abdul-Nabi Isstaif writes from Damascus with a call for partnership.
FIRST PERSON
Family life is a juggling act these days, writes Catholic journalist, lecturer and mother Faustina Starrett.
FIRST PERSON
Dutch businessman Maurice Stroop co-founded and became Financial Director of Panta Electronics which owns 10 companies employing 1,500 people. One of six children born into a Roman Catholic family, he studied economics at university, married while still a student and was divorced at the age of 33. Speaking at the 1999 Caux Conference for Business and Industry in Switzerland, he told his story of what happened next.
A DIFFERENT BEAT
There seems to be a momentum that drives unsubstantial rumours on the web, through undiscriminating tabloids, all the way to supposedly responsible newspapers. We have not yet learned, any more than those in Congress have, how to build in a pause to consider the likely consequences of actions before they are taken.
A DIFFERENT BEAT
This bold grandmother compares her latest move - a call for a UN World Day of At-One-Ment - to a dandelion seed. 'I keep blowing hopefully in different directions and ask God to bless the thought which he put in my head until it finds fertile soil.'
FEATURES
As reported in FAC (Feb/Mar 1999), the Clean Slate Campaign invites people to promise to take at least one practical step during 1999 towards cleaning their slate.