Few things more important
As a long-term investment in our health and work, Vicki and I let few things interfere with our thrice-weekly workouts. But a few things are more important. Such as a #baptism. Yesterday, I baptized a couple we had been studying with, and they chose the best time for the two of them, at 4:30 pm—on […]
“The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever! Amen” 2 Tim 4.18. The Lord will do the same for all his faithful people. Not the complete absence of evil in the world, but the Lord’s delivery from […]
Blessed be the #God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for every saint, who by God’s power is protected through...
Glory to God for his great deeds in all of history for the good of man and the recovery of that original communion in the garden of Eden, for his holiness that does not look upon evil, for his patience with his people who soon forget their redemption! Blessed be the God of our Lord...
Glory to God for healing in body and soul, For opening to man discoveries of physical well-being, And bringing to mankind #salvation in Jesus Christ, For showing that he is Lord over the spiritual and physical, And demonstrating in every way his mercy and love, Compassion for the suffering, willingness to hear our pleas. Bless the Lord,...
To God give glory for not looking away from our horrendous state of sin, for seeing us as we are, for getting his hands dirty in the person of Jesus, for not ignoring the baseness and perversity of man! Exalt him who knows us through and through and still can love! God be praised for...
Utile rappel des difficultés rencontrées par les oppositions syriennes pour s’organiser et s’unir.
From 2005 to 2013: The Syrian Opposition’s Many Faces
By: Mohammed Sayyid Rasas
Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Since the founding of the Damascus Declaration in 2005, the Syrian opposition has been marked by a divergence of political and national interests. As a result, the opposition has splintered into factions only to re-unify time and time again. Al-Akhbar considers this tumultuous history to better understand the opposition’s most recent incarnations.
There are several junctures in the history of party-based opposition in Syria. The Damascus Declaration was formed on 16 October 2005 and became the largest opposition gathering in the history of the Baath party rule, which began on 8 March 1963. It included Islamists, liberals, and Arab and Kurdish nationalists, in addition to the Marxist Party for Communist Action. The broad coalition was built on the prospects of change in Syria amidst a climate of tension between the US and Syria.
Without looking into these stops, one cannot comprehend the process of political performance of the Syrian opposition in the period following the outbreak of the Syrian crisis.However, during the meeting of the National Council of the Damascus Declaration in December 2007, cracks began to appear.
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