Monthly Archives: September 2001

Armenia ‘genocide’ row in Swiss court

Armenians say up to 1.5 million were killed A Swiss court is hearing a test case on whether the 1915-1920 killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks should be termed genocide. Seventeen people – all members of Turkish associations – face trial on charges of racial discrimination on a complaint brought by the Armenia-Switzerland Association (ASA). It is the latest attempt by the ASA to get Switzerland to accept that the deaths of 500,000 to 1.5 million Armenians towards the end ... Read More »

Saint Augustine

Aurelius Augustinus was born in Thagaste (now Souk-Ahras, Algeria), in the North African province of Rome called Numidia, on 13 November 354 A.D. Thagaste lies in the eastern Algerian hills, 45 miles from the Mediterranean coast. Augustine’s parents, Patrick (in some texts referred to by the Latin form of his name, Patricius) and Monica (also spelled Monnica), were free people and minor landowners who spent more on their son’s schooling than they could truly afford. It is possible that both ... Read More »