About This Web Site
Ecumenical Patriarch Endorses and Supports THUS
The purpose of this web site is to support THUS, a soon to be
formed NGO, whose main purpose 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
approaches will produce results that would be much more than the
sum of their parts.