What is epektasis? It is primarily about politics. But it is also about human rights, democracy, good governance, peace, justice and reconciliation at a time of turbulence across the MENA region.
Epektasis.net deals with issues impacting the peoples of the Middle East - conflict backgrounds, symptoms, realities, fears and possible solutions - that are viewed through a dual Middle Eastern-European lens.
Inasmuch as possible, my articles adhere to the overarching Christian ethos of striving to 'stretch forward' (epekteinomenos in Greek, from St Paul in Phil 3:13) - politically, ecumenically and legally - the elements of peace, justice, reconciliation, dignity, non-violence and security.
Why, the more naive reader might well ask me?
So is this the dystopian end of hope as I understand it for Syria?
The organisers offered me ninety generous minutes to cover the whole MENA and Gulf regions.
I am not too sure I hold such absolute truths with utter conviction, and so here are my thoughts.