Subject for ezine:
Partners in the Good Fight
Father Dave's Partner's Ezine
in the Fight
one man dreams, it is just a dream, but when we all dream together, it
is the beginning of a new reality.
Dom Helder Camara
for guessing what's been on the forefront of my mind.
As most of
you are probably aware, Francesca Trinity Smith was born one week ago
(on April 6th). She arrived two weeks early, which was a bit
of a concern, yet both mother and child are in good health.
Most importantly, as you can see from the pic on the right, she does
look like me!
are also in Eastertide - the best time of year for celebrating new life
and fresh beginnings.
of course, is not just about babies, but about Christ and
about new life for the cosmos. Indeed, the truth of Easter is the very
centre of the Christian faith, for, as my friend, Bishop Riah
Abu El-Assal said in his most recent letter to his
If Christ is not risen
THEN our struggle for
freedom, against evil and all that makes for death, is also in vain.
THEN we wait in vain for that
dawn when justice runs like water, truth and good prevail.
THEN peace becomes a
day-dream and people’s lives become torn to pieces.
THEN the broken-hearted will
wait in vain for healing.
THEN the prisoners and
captives wait in vain to be released.
IS RISEN! He is RISEN INDEED! And so we do not lose hope, but
continue to battle on, believing in the new world is coming.
A new video about our brother Morde
Vanunu that includes fascinating 3D animations of the Dimona
Nuclear reactor and how it works. The report is given in
Hebrew but has subtitles. Click here.
Another startling video of a speech given
by Israeli human rights activist, Nurit
Peled - winner of the Sakharov prize for Freedom of Speech -
launching the Brussels
Tribunal on Palestine. Click here.
I wrote an enthusiastic article
about my file recovery software, after
being elated that I was able to recover my accidentally-erased video
interview of the former President of Iran. Click here.
And just in case you missed that video
interview of Mr Khatami, you'll find it (along with the audio interview
and all my other interviews) here.
And on the forum Alfamax has offered much
wisdom on the subject of government handouts, and whether our
governments' current generosity is creating a legacy of pain for our
children. Click here
speaking of the forum, I hate to
say it, but there have been virtual tumbleweeds rolling their way
through some of the forum's corridors lately. Do us all a favour and
share your wisdom!
Virtual Pulpit: Choosing the Path of Most
Then they brought the
colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.Many
people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy
branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went
ahead and those who followed were shouting,
the one who comes in the name of the Lord
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
The passage above is
the 'action section' of the story of Jesus' entry
into Jerusalem - an event
we celebrate each year on the Sunday before Easter.
I refer to it as the 'action
section' because most of the verses in the larger passage
(Mark 11:1-11) revolve around the preparations that were made by Jesus
and His disciples to allow this 'triumphal
entry' to take place - all of which point to the fact that
the event was very deliberately staged.
got me thinking about why Jesus would bother to stage such an event
when he knew it would get Him into trouble with the authorities?
You can read my thoughts on this subject here, or click the play button
below to have me preach them at you!
One of the big issues in
the Israel/Palestine conflict is that of media coverage.
Alison Weir was editor of
a San Fransisco newspaper
who (though she was neither Palestinian nor Jewish) decided to look
into the way the media covered the issues.
Her discoveries astounded
her., and she ended up quitting her job and founding ifamericansknew.org
dedicated to quantifying the ways in which the American media was
misinforming the public about the conflict.
In this video
Ms. Weir explains her
group's methodology and shares her key
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Resource: Exit Splash (click on
Fighting Father Todd to get the full story)
a new column today that I hope will become a regular monthly feature.
It's the Recommended
Webmaster's Resource', and it's
for all you budding Internet gurus and for anyone who is trying to make
the most of their online work.
This one comes with a video introduction from Todd
Gross. He's not really a Fighting Father yet, but I have high
he's recommending is Exit Splash - a new
harnesses the exit traffic from your website/s. It's the
brainchild of scripting genius Dave Guindon, and it officially launches
on April 21. Click here to check out Exit Splash.
I let you go today, I must pass on to you a request from our dear
Father Labib - parish priest of Thomas More church in
San Fransisco and founder of Al-Bushra.org.
Labib is appealing to the Pope to travel to Gaza, and he's asking us
all to join him in the appeal. How can you help?
Labib has started an online petition that you can sign
(and get your friends to sign)
He's asking you to submit your own YouTube
video that can be added to the appeal.
on how to do the video and plenty of examples can be found on the Al-Bushra wesbite, and you DON'T
have to be Catholic to make a personal appeal to the Pope. I'm not and
I'm working on mine
the Lord bless and strengthen you for the work to which you have been