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Free monthly forum – Israel & Palestine: What peace could look like:

T uesday, June 5 at 7 p.m, Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, monthly forum pre- sented by Other Voices ~ Free and open to the public; be a part of the studio audience! A conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom and Husam El Nounou. Two human rights activists, an Israeli and a Palestinian, discuss their work for a non-violent solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. They will focus especially on their work with The Rebuilding Alliance, which seeks to rebuild Palestinian homes that have been demolished by Israel. Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom is an American-born rabbi who has lived in Israel since 1968 and has pursued a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis throughout his career. He has been involved in important initiatives in the Israeli peace camp at their critical starting moments over the last twenty-seven years. Rabbi Milgrom has been a pioneer in interfaith partnerships with Christian and Moslem Palestinians. He co-founded and directed Clergy for Peace with Rev. Shehadeh Shehadeh and has been active in bringing volunteers to the West Bank to tutor Bedouin children of the Jahalin tribe who have been forcibly moved there from their home in the Negev. Husam El Nounou is a co-founder of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), the Palestin- ian NGO that partners with the Rebuilding Alliance in the Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza. As the public relations coordinator for GCMHP, he serves as editor-in-chief of a bi-monthly magazine, Amwaj, and has chaired the organizing committees for five international conferences. Fluent in English and his native Arabic, and also proficient in Hebrew, Mr. El Nounou traveled to the U.S. in 2000 as part of the "International Visitors Program" organized by the U.S. State Department. He deeply believes in peace and coexistence and sees this as a human rights issue, one that ordinary people can impact. Simultaneous Live Broadcast on Cable Channel 27 - Simultaneous Live Webcast at www.communitymediacenter.net Rebroadcast throughout the month on Channel 27: Sundays, 12:00 noon; Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

TMC Library launch: Have some “spirit” books you have read and wish to share? Donate them to the TMC Library which will open

this fall. Roberta

Kehret, our volunteer

summer garage sales.

Instead, please bring

lection day, and place them in the metal cabi-

librarian, asks that you NOT give them up at them to Mass with you on June 10, our first col- net downstairs in the Thomas House after Mass.

Roberta will direct you.

USCCB on proposed immigration legislation: Pope calls for cancellation of world debt: expresses reservations but calls for Congress

The Vatican has this week published letters ex- to move ahead: changed between the Pope and the German chancel-

Statement of Most Reverend Gerald R. Barnes, Bishop of San Bernardino, California, Chairman, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration on Senate Compromise Immigration Proposal, May 17, 2007 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has consistently advocated for a just and comprehen- sive immigration reform bill. We have significant reservations about the compromise immigration pro- posal announced in the U.S. Senate. We believe it is important, however, that the legislative process move forward, so that improvements can be made to the legislation. Specifically, Congress should ensure that any final

lor, Angela Merkel, discussing the upcoming Group of Eight Summit to be held this June 6 to 8 in Heili- gendamm, Germany. In his letter Pope Benedict says: "Provision must be made for the rapid, total and unconditional cancella- tion of the external debt of the heavily indebted poor countries and of the least developed countries. . . . Debt cancellation "should be given the highest atten- tion and priority, for the sake of poor and rich coun- tries alike." At the same time, he adds there should be a substantial investment of resources for research and for the development of medicines to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other tropical diseases.

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