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'The world needs to know': S+L tour heads to Toronto

August 29, 2012
If you've outlawed religion and politics when dining with the in-laws, then you should avoid bringing up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at your Labour Day BBQ. This volatile mixture of policy and prophecy will singe everyone on the patio, and becomes even more combustible with a little alcohol.
But that doesn't mean that there isn't a time and a place to discuss the Middle East. Canada has a diplomatic role to play, and the Christians of the Holy Land our counting on our advocacy to encourage lasting peace and security for people on all sides of the conflict.
When I visited the West Bank to film the S+L documentary Across the Divide, I was taken aback by how eager the students of Bethlehem University were to share their stories. Some of them were painful and personal, rarely revealed to friends, but entrusted to me, a stranger from Canada. "The world needs to know what it's like for us," they would tell me.
Those stories have now reached sold-out audiences at screenings in Vancouver and Halifax, and they will be heard in Toronto on September 5th and Ottawa on the 19th. The respective archbishops, Cardinal Thomas Collins and Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast, will be present at the screenings, which are co-sponsored by each archdiocese and CNEWA Canada. Salt + Light's Fr. Thomas Rosica and myself, the writer and co-director, will also be in attendance.
Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased online via the Across the Divide webpage.

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