Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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Conflict between those with deeply held beliefs is as old as human history. Today, religious differences are the tinder in more than 100 global flashpoints. But since the pursuit of harmony is fundamental to all major faiths, it is fitting that thousands of religious leaders are meeting this week under the auspices of an organization founded to promote world peace and security - the United Nations. Those gathered will examine their current efforts at conflict resolution in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. And they'll look for ways to sow such initiatives elsewhere .

The Israeli Army isn't waiting for a peace initiative. On Saturday, it raided a West Bank village in search of leaders of the Hamas Islamic militant movement, which vows it will ignore peace efforts and destroy the Jewish state .

David Clark Scott World editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB..

*BUNKING WITH RATS, NO THANKS. Reporting on today's story about Kosovo meant that Richard Mertens spent a few days last week with soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. …

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