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S+L BLOG: Israel



2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Peace is long overdue, but it won’t happen without a commitment to real dialogue that builds bridges instead of walls. After a 2016 visit to the Holy Land, S+L Producer Sebastian Gomes reflects on his unsettling encounter with reality on the ground. “Go sit ...read more
To be where Christ was, where He was born, where He was raised, where He performed miracles, where He suffered and where He died was truly a humbling experience. To have walked where Christ had walked, in the places you only hear about in the gospels: Galilee, Capernaum, Magdala, has left an impression in my ...read more
Lent is a time of penance, a period for us to refresh our faith with God. This year, I had an unforgettable time during lent and it took part in the Holy Land.   From Feb 25th to Mar 6th, I had the opportunity to follow Salt + Light on a pilgrimage, led by Fr. ...read more
Fr. Rosica with one of the residents of Qubeibeh. The unofficial theme of Salt + Light’s 12 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land was “Living Stones.” For every biblical site visited, there was a visit to a place where Christians are currently putting the Gospel into action. The combination of the ancient and new Christian ...read more
We just ended a very historic pilgrimage/retreat in God’s lands. It surpassed anything I had hoped for or dreamt of over the past months… To have had the privilege of leading 35 fellow pilgrims from across Canada and the USA as well as 14 members of our Salt and Light Television Network Staff, was a ...read more
Written by Jay Turchansky, camerman This pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been an exciting and challenging situation for myself as a cameraman. The uncertainty that arises from not having visited the area before requires creativity and perseverance in the face of adversity. Every stop we make is an unknown environment in which to capture ...read more