Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Real Christmas Story in Bethlehem

In the season of advent many thoughts turn to a mythical image of a pastoral and peaceful Bethlehem. However the reality is somewhat different these days.

On Thursday evening I joined a packed audience in Bedford for the latest Riding Lights production Salaam Bethlehem. Based on real life stories from the oft forgotten Christian community in Bethlehem it tells the moving story of those who are marginalised and oppressed in their own land. For Christians, Muslims, Jews, those of faith, those of none, this is a powerful and disturbing story. It has already incited the wrath of the Zionist lobby, presumably for uncovering that which they would rather leave covered. It is still touring the country and I would urge you to try and get to see it. Tour dates here.

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