unprecedented anti-war movement erupts on the eve of the attack on Iraq.
Waugh announces his retirement as Australian cricket captain.
Michael Jackson arrested.
Cyclone Zoe devastates the Solomon Islands.
England soccer player David Beckham receives an OBE from the Queen.
outbreak in China.
Australia’s Uniting Church votes to accept gay priests.
know about you, but some of those events weren’t at all significant for me.
here’s my own brief list:
liberation of Iraq, and the overthrow of the tyrant probably responsible for
the deaths of more Muslims than any other person in the past 50 years.
early flowering of democracy in the Arab world.
Continuing mass slaughter in the Congo, with
particularly horrific attacks on women.
North Korean gulag continues
to imprison 200,000 of its citizens – including many Christians – in
terrifying death camps.
Christian leaders express
intense moral outrage over the liberation of Iraq, while largely
remaining silent on the plight of those in the Congo and North Korea.
Christian leaders work themselves
into a tizzy over gays in the church, while largely remaining silent on
the plight of those in the Congo and North Korea.
nervously added a comments facility to my site (it was a lot easier than I
expected). Please feel free to make your own lists.
December 13th, 2003