Amira Hass, a reporter and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, doesn’t pull any punches in her Fear of the Future” tour

Appearing in Vancouver a part of a pan-Canada tour Amira Hass, the noted Israeli reporter for Haaretz and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, doesn’t pull any punches describing the reality she sees on a daily basis in Gaza and the occupied territories.”The locals understand I do not represent the coccupiers” she says describing why she as a Jew is entirely safe in Gaza and the West Bank. Hass in 2009 won the Courage in Journalism Award from the Global Network for Women in the News. In her acceptance speech in 2009 she said: I am generally defined as a reporter on Palestinian...
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Palestinian statehood would strip Israel of immunity…

Click on link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxcOUhJ9tG0
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About Matthew Fox by Sister Joan Chittister

To talk about a person’s spirituality is to examine a great deal more than their theology. Theology is that system of belief that gives coherence to religion. It explains and relates and inquires and defines….Spirituality on the other hand is what shows when no one is asking academic questions. Spirituality is the very fabric and texture of the soul. It does not explain religion; it demonstrates the presence of the sacred in life. I have watched a Jain nun lift a ladybug out of harm’s way on a set of public stairs. I have seen a Buddhist monk drink tea. I have heard monastics chant....
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from Catherine Cavanagh

Seeking the Real and the True What is real? Many years ago I landed in Montreal after a two year stint in rural Malawi as a volunteer teacher. My first thought as my family drove me away from the airport through the winding cement highways of the city was, ‘This can’t last.’ I had spent my two years in a rural location, in a country which at the time had no traffic lights, no billboards, no television, little variety in food, and whose one main highway was still not entirely paved. After the fields and forests of Malawi, Montreal’s flashing lights, towering buildings and...
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Press Briefs 19th September 2011

Take abuse cases out of clerical hands An NCR Editorial If the recently released report of the investigation of the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese were reduced to its core, it would read: Diocesan officials — priests and bishops — should never investigate accusations of other priests. That point might seem glaringly obvious, and one that has been made repeatedly in other circumstances. Nonetheless it is helpful to see it once again in writing as a central conclusion to an elaborate study.http://ncronline.org/node/26606   ‘Ecumenism of the Martyrs’, and remembering...
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