Subject for ezine:
Partners in the Good Fight
Father Dave's Partner's Ezine
in the Good 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
Tuesday and I'm already exhausted. I guess starting off my week with a
funeral didn't help, but I think a large part of my tiredness is
anticipation of what lies ahead:
(15th) World Heavyweight Contender Solomon
Haumono visits our Youth
He'll be sharing his testimony of how God has touched his
life and generally spreading inspiration.
(16th) four of our Fight
Club boys will be boxing at the Cardiff Workers Club
(two hours north of Sydney). If you'd like to join us, the
details are here.
got three big events on the Sunday:
activist Cairon O'Reilly - a man who has
been arrested in more countries
that I've had hot dinners in - will be our guest preacher at our 9am
community choir - the Jubilate
Motet - will present an evening of Bach's cantatas (at
7.30pm) with all proceeds going towards the new 'life-skills program'
for kids at risk that we're setting up at Binacrombi.
night (10pm Sydney time) we've scheduled a phone
conference with Cairon O'Reilly!
event is organised for all members who live outside of Sydney but don't
want to miss out on their chance to meet the man. The call
will be open to all financial members of www.fighting-fathers.com,
and you can get the details here (nb. you will need to use
members password to access this page). Free members and guests will be
able to access the recording of the online conference when it goes
online next week.
And one final 'hot'
piece of news for you this week is that one of our cabins at Binacrombi bush camp
burnt to the ground on the weekend! Thankfully nobody was in
it or near it when the fire started. Indeed, we have no idea
how the fire was started at this stage, but the before and after pics
As I say, we thank God that nobody was hurt. Even so, it's
going to take a lot of work to put it back together! I guess
that's another reason why I'm feeling so tired. Or maybe it's
just the joy of having a one-month old baby in the house.
This Month's Freebie (keep
this space )
Sorry. The Free
Twitter Videos still aren't ready at this stage.
I had planned to have them all ready to download by now but life seems
to have got in the way of my plans again. I hope to have them
available by the end of the week and will let you know.
Note that the videos will be free to financial members of www.fighting-fathers.com
only, but that free members and other subscribers to the mailing list
will be able to get them at a substantial discount.
Lots of things to share with you this week, even beyond the special
events mentioned above:
published my interview on "Dads on the Air"
where I spoke alongside Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey about the way
Australian churches have neglected the needs of men. Click here.
excellent article by Uri Avnery, that continues the discussion on Iran
(that I started here) concerning whether they
really pose any existential threat to Israel. Click here.
On the same
subject, I re-printed this excellent article by Former US Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts, about
issues of anti-Semitism and freedom of speech. Click here.
a (somewhat belated but nonetheless excellent) Easter sermon by my
colleague, Dr Keith Mascord. Click here.
finally, just to whet your appetite further for the visit of Cairon O'Reilly, I found that
activist actor, Martin Sheen, has been praising his achievements!
And I am
hoping to see plenty of you guys this coming Sunday morning when Cairon
joins us as our guest preacher. You'll find all the details on the
Fighting Fathers Calendar.
Jesus can heal but He can't keep people quiet!
leprosy left him, and he was made clean. And Jesus sternly charged him
and sent him away at once, and said to him, "See that you say nothing
to anyone ..." But he went out
and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news..." (Mark
I wasn't happy with last Sunday's sermon so I've included an old
favourite today instead that has never been published online before.
It's the story recorded in Mark chapter 1, where Jesus shows that He
has the power to heal a person with leprosy yet, at the same time,
seems to be completely incapable of keeping the healed man quiet!
Israel's recent bombing and ground invasion of
the Gaza Strip,
Operation Cast Lead, killed 1,417 Palestinians; thirteen Israelis were
killed (five by friendly fire).
Thousands of Palestinians were seriously
wounded and left without adequate medical care, shelter or food. Among
the Palestinian dead, more than 400 were children.
In response, Caryl Churchill - one of the UK's leading playwrites -
Jewish Children" - a 10-minute play that explores the
difficulty of explaining violence to children.
10-minute play consists of seven short scenes in which Israeli adults
discuss how they will explain to children, who are never seen on stage,
seven key moments in Israeli and Jewish history. This includes the
Holocaust, the first Intifada and the present-day bombing of Gaza.
has made the play available for productions without licensing or
royalties for presenters who request audience contributions for the
London-based relief organization Medical
Aid for Palestinians.
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created at least one link and one ad you just promote the new Python link instead
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Well, it's a big week and it's been a big ezine!
Before I let you go though today, I must tell you
the sad news that Dads in Distress may have
to close shop in June this year if they don't get more
funding. Tony Miller, who runs Dads
in Distress, is great man and a mate. Check out their great
work with Dads-at risk here, and feel free to follow my
example and make a donation here. All donations are
tax-deductible (in Australia anyway).
hope to catch you on Sunday for the tele-conference if I don't see you before then.
May the Lord bless and strengthen you for the work to which you have been called.