Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 18, 2012

Tomorrow—April 18, 2012—is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Canada. Here are a few websites and blogs of interest.

1 Listen to an audio clip on today’s CBC Calgary’s Homestretch program here. Program host interviewed Jewish playwright, Emily Talia Sztabzyb about her play, “The Treasure.”

2 Time and date.com provides information on Yom HaShoah, as well as a calendar listing the dates when the event is observed over the span of several years, here.

3 Canadian Society for Yad Vashem has a variety of items of interest, including events and videos, etc., here.

4 National Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research lists several Yom HaShoah events in the larger cities across Canada here.

5 The Atlantic Jewish Council lists several Yom HaShoah events in various towns and cites of Atlantic Canada here.

6 Doing Jewish In Toronto has a listing of several events in that city here.

7 Read the Wikipedia article on Yom HaShoah here.


Christ and Thomas

Thomas has been known as the patron saint of the sceptics and doubters. Most of us I think can identify with him, since in our faith and life journey, we have times of scepticism and doubt too. As the old adage goes, there are at least a thousand words in a picture, one of my favourite works of art that depicts the risen Christ with Thomas is from Malaysian artist, Hanna-Cheriyan Varghese, titled, “My Lord & My God,” acrylic and paper, dating back to 2001. The artist, I think, captures beyond words, the depth of reverence, mystery and awe of Thomas and the other disciples, in the presence of the risen Christ.   

Amnesty International launches human rights mission to South Sudan

Amnesty International Canada’s Secretary-General Alex Neve arrives today in South Sudan. He is joining an important human rights research mission called to investigate attacks on villages and aerial bombings of the tens of thousands of civilians living in vulnerable conditions along the border region of Sudan and the world’s newest country, South Sudan.

   We wish Alex and the team of AI researchers our best, and pray for their safety as they travel to remote and volatile areas, doing the important work of gathering first-hand reports from those affected by the violence in the region.



Sermon Easter Day Yr B

Read my sermon for Easter Day here: Easter Day Yr B.