Dr. Marc Ellis Speaking Tour – Montreal, Toronto, London

Dr. Marc Ellis Speaking Tour – Montreal, Toronto, London Dr. Marc Ellis Speaking Tour CONFRONTING ISRAELI POWER:Creating a Viable Future for the Palestinian people and a Moral Future for the Jewish people Montreal – Toronto – London TORONTOMARCH 29 – 7 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Medical Sciences Building, Rm 3154 NECEF presents: Annual James Graff Memorial Lecture Local endorsers: Beit Zaitoun Independent Jewish Voices Not in Our Name Science for Peace    ...
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GOOD FRIDAY 2012

  THE 33rd Year begun by Teachers for Social Justice in the Catholic school system in 1979 Our little mustard seed, small as it was, gave public witness to thefact that the crucifixion was and is a public event played out inhistory. We refused to let it be consigned to the purely private sphere.We were committing ourselves to the social vision of the Church andwanted people to rethink what Good Friday really means. Thispublic event begun 33 years ago is now an ecumenical staple on thestreets of Toronto during Holy Week. April 6, 2012, 2 pm. Starting at the Church of the Holy Trinity (west side of...
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from John Chuchman

Competing Voices Not a day goes bywithout my hearing two internal competing voices:one saying,These hierarchs are destroying my church,I must speak out against their abuse;the other urging,John, it’s a waste of time and energy;the good ‘ole boys will never change the rules of their cluband jeopardize their prized positions.Give it up. Superimposed on those voices within,I get contrary messages from others:some saying,Please keep speaking out against the abuse;silence is complicity;others urging me,Don’t be controlled by your anger.Let’s move on, John. I most enjoy my writings...
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PLUMMER’S KING LEAR A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

I suspect that there was a collective Canadian grin when Toronto-born 82-year-old Christopher Plummer finally won an Academy Award. The honour was for best supporting actor for his portrayal of an elderly man who comes out as gay in the film Beginners. As he murmured to his Oscar statue, “You’re only two years older than me darling. Where have you been all my life?” Plummer’s acting career spans seven decades and includes roles in stage and screen. His most popular role (and one he allegedly dislikes) is the autocratic widower Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical The Sound of...
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WHEN GOD TALKS BACK Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God, by T. M. Luhrmann. March 27th, 2012. Random House of Canada, 434 pages.

  Phyliss Tickle writes “Not since Robert Bellah’s ‘Habits of the Heart’ a quarter century ago, has there been so readable, so informing,  so scholarly, and yet so winsome a report about any group of American believers as Luhrmann’s “When God Talks Back.”  “This is religion writing at its best – a  masterful examination that is a candid, humble, clear-eyed, and affirming record of what faith looks like and how it operates.”  The Publisher’s say How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals?...
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