BLOG: peace
For the last couple of weeks we’ve been speaking about our newest documentary, Abraham’s Tent, which features the Kids 4 Peace Program. This wonderful initiative brings Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth from Israel over to an outdoor camp in Canada, where they spend two weeks with a multi-faith group of Canadian youth. It is a ...read more
A group of Israeli youth consisting of Muslims, Jews and Christians spend two weeks at a multifaith camp with a group of young Canadians. Sharing their beliefs, stories and struggles through play and prayer, the young people gain a deeper appreciation of the beauty and meaning of each others’ faiths and cultures as the seeds ...read more
Find out more about this amazing camp experience by watching our newest documentary Abraham’s Tent. You’ll meet Tofiq, a young Christian Arab; Tomer, a Jew from Nazareth; and Bihan, a young Muslim from the Galilee. They travel to Canada and meet Danya, a Jew from Thornhill; Tamara, a Jordanian Christian who now lives in Oakville; ...read more
Archbishops Richard Smith of Edmonton and Paul-Andre Durocher, President and Vice-President respectively for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, have released a letter to Canadian bishops, outlining their recent solidarity mission to Haiti from Dec. 14 – 21, 2011. Furthermore, the CCCB has compiled a complete report titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Reconstruction of ...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
  Tonight on Perspectives: We look ahead to tomorrow’s live coverage of Assisi and officials at the Vatican talk global reform. ...read more
The Government of Canada is a step closer to making its Office of Religious Freedom a reality. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird held a roundtable discussion with religious leaders on Monday. The planned Office of Religious Freedom will be located in the Ottawa headquarters of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. There, Baird welcomed nearly 100 religious leaders, ...read more
A martyr from the Dachau concentration camp has been beatified — and Pope Benedict has entrusted to him, and all the martyrs of concentration camps, the cause for peace. Speaking at his Sunday Angelus, the Holy Father gave thanks for the “heroic witness” of Fr. Alois Andritzki. The 28-year old priest was accused by the ...read more
The Vatican is among those watching the crisis unfold in Egypt. Nearly 100 people have been killed in a week of political demonstrations. But Catholic News Service’s John Thavis explains the Holy See isn’t likely to offer any immediate comment on the situation: To download Flash Player please click here ...read more