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.
Some of the readers might ponder about the relevance of this story to our ongoing Brexit saga here in the UK.
The General Assembly is the foremost structure of the Middle East Council of Churches.
So who was Shimon Peres for me?
I am not too sure I hold such absolute truths with utter conviction, and so here are my thoughts.