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Has their moment finally come? After this weekend, many Christians in the Middle East must feel their hope renewed. Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon on Friday, at a time when other foreign leaders might have cancelled their travel plans to the volatile region. Though civil wars and protests still dominate the headlines, the pontiff’s three-day ...read more
This Wednesday, September 19 at St. Paul’s University, S+L presents the Ottawa premiere of its latest documentary Across the Divide. The film takes viewers to Bethlehem University, depicting the struggles of the students, as well as the religious brothers who administer the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. Following the screening, there will be ...read more
S+L fans in the GTA, the long-awaited Toronto premiere of Across the Divide is upon us. The screening takes place tonight at 7 pm at St. Michael’s College School Theatre at 1515 Bathurst Street. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased the Across the Divide website. Proceeds from this special event will go toward Salt ...read more
Last month, S+L held two sold-out screenings of Across the Divide, our new documentary that’s got people talking. The most recent screening (sponsored by CNEWA Canada, the Canada-Atlantic Lieutenancy of the EOHSJ and the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth) was held at Halifax’s Empire Cinemas — alongside the summer blockbusters one would expect at such a venue. ...read more
In anticipation of the world premiere of “Across the Divide” this Sunday, June 3 in Vancouver, the creators take you behind-the-scenes of the making of the new S+L documentary. Yesterday on the blog, we heard from Kris Dmytrenko, the writer and one of the co-directors. Today we meet the editor and second co-director, Richard Valenti, ...read more
Across the Divide takes viewers to Bethlehem University, the only Catholic university in the Holy Land. Throughout its history, the campus has been caught in the crossfire of the ongoing conflict. In the first of our series of behind the scenes interviews, we hear from the documentary’s writer/co-director, Kris Dmytrenko (who you might already recognize ...read more
Could you forgive someone who killed your child? I suspect most of you would say yes, you would at least try, if only because the alternative would be a lifetime of anger. But would you ever be able to accept that this murderer could avoid punishment, so long as he confessed to his crime? And ...read more
A close friend recently gave birth to her first child. The newborn arrived ten days later than expected, having decided to make his debut on Christmas Day. Though my friend (and all mothers) might disagree, today I feel like I can somewhat relate. S+L’s upcoming documentary Across the Divide also required an extended gestation. Across ...read more
During his recent trip to Montreal, Salt + Light asked Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem about the position Christian leaders in the Holy Land are taking with regard to Palestine’s bid for statehood. Watch the video above for his full answer. In a second video below (past the jump), we ask the bishop what the ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Praying for peace in the Middle East. Salt + Light speaks with His Excellency, Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem. ...read more