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The Churches and the Kosovo Crisis
Sources for Additional Information

The following resources do not necessarily have the support or endorsement of the World Council of Churches or other ecumenical organizations, but are suggested as sources of further information and opinion for an international readership:

Selected World Wide Web Sites
Official site of the World Council of Churches. Includes links to other church websites and archive of WCC statements and actions on Kosovo. Direct link to ACT-Action by Churches Together, WCC's emergency response office.
Official site of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

Official website of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Website of one of the main monasteries in the Serbian Orthodox diocese in Kosovo and Metohija. It serves as a starting point for a wealth of other sites. Please note the link to 'Kosovo Page' (about half way down the home page), which is an essential resource for understanding the situation. Also contains photos and detailed list of desecrated and destroyed churches.
Material on the destruction of Serbian Orthodox churches in Kosovo since June 1999.
A search engine / archive of personal testimonies (Serbian and Albanian) and press clippings relating to the Kosovo crisis.
This section of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship web site is chiefly for church-related statements related to the NATO attack on Yugoslavia, as well as a range of information on Orthodox and other peace initiatives.
Official detail on the military operations in Yugoslavia.
Official website of the Serbian Ministry of Information.
Independent Serbian information site.
Official site of the Albanian Kosovo crisis centre and information on refugees.
Interactive site of the television network including news, maps and message boards.
The full text of the Rambouillet Kosovo peace proposals (in English).
Site of the independent research centre on religious rights in former communist countries.
INET Serbian information service.
Institution for War and Peace Reporting; provides dispatches, translated into English, from dissident journalists within Serbia and Kosovo, along with other commentary.
Articles regarding the bombings.
Common Dreams News Center provides maps and breaking updates from various news services.
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting's coverage of the war, including "Rescued from the Memory Hole: Background of Serb/Albanian Conflict."
Although banned, the independent news service, Radio B92, is still live on the web, with breaking news in English.
Reports from Kosovo's frontlines, interviews with Kosovar pacifist leaders, photos of the destruction and historical background.
BBC News Online offers live audio coverage and many articles on Kosovo, as well as a guide to how the conflict is being represented on the Web.
The Acronym Institute is based in London and works on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) seeks to strengthen the response capacity of the humanitarian relief community through the timely dissemination of reliable information on prevention, preparedness and disaster response.
Historic resources, military analyses, opinions and book texts to understand the present conflict in Kosovo, the NATO intervention and the Future of the Balkans and Europe.
Human Rights Watch contains detailed information on the human rights abuses affecting the Serb and other minorities in Kosovo, as well as on Albanian detainees and missing persons.
The official European Union/World Bank website for Economic Reconstruction and Development in South East Europe, essential for understanding and monitoring the Kosovo reconstruction programmes. Multiple links to other international organizations are found at

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