Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Support of THUS
The purpose of this web site is to support THUS, a soon to be
formed NGO, whose mission is to defuse tension, increase
understanding and facilitate closer, friendlier relations between
the Greek and Turkish governments.
Assuming that there is considerable, reciprocal good will between
large numbers of Greeks and Turks, THUS will harness it, spread
it and turn it into a force that the Greek and Turkish
governments will find it difficult to ignore.
Moreover, THUS will engage the governments in a number of ways,
so as to compel them to jointly communicate and take action in a
number of ways.
Additionally, it will entice the governments to enact programs
that will, in turn, include large numbers of their citizens in
activities that build trust and mutual understanding.
My hope is that these concurrent bottom-up and top-down
efforts will produce results that would be much more than the
sum of their parts.
This web site is just beginning to hatch. I intend it to be very
rich in content and breath of material, but, for the time being,
a number of its pages are links to sites of those who have
already produced much useful content, and for which I am
grateful. I also used pages from my existing site at theodora.com.
My first big task is to find willing partners, who are concerned enough and
altruistic enough to devote some of their energies to achieving
THUS goals. The alternative could be too costly for too many
21 July 1998