Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beyond Our Differences

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Recently our family sat down and watched a wonderful film - Beyond Our Differences. Watching this sparked the most incredible conversation between me, my husband and our two oldest sons. I cannot say enough about this amazing work!! This documentary film explores the positive role of faith in the world today and the fundamental unity of the worlds religions.
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Click on the above photo to go to the "Beyond Our Differences" website and to see a preview of the film.
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Beyond Our Differences provides a tapestry of distinct voices and viewpoints regarding spirituality, woven with one universal expression of hope. With all of the problems facing the world today including war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation, and severe desperation among millions, people are longing for meaning. Many seek answers in spirituality, but often faith and religion are hijacked by a fundamentalist few who use the name of God to promote their own ends. With this dichotomy in mind, we call upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields to tackle the most complex issues in the modern age, and we ask what inspires them to affect positive change. The film portrays experiences that provide a new perspective on how non-violent activism and compassion can be effectively used in resolving even the most difficult disputes. The film also gives hope by exploring past and present religious-inspired movements that have resulted in positive change, in addition to documenting the work of great leaders such as Gandhi, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
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7 comments:

wild child said...

Wow Sabina - I just watched the preview and it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this.

Ashley L. said...

This looks incredible! I REALLY want to see it. Thanks for the recommendation.

Cynthia Maniglia said...

This sounds like a film Mark and I would enjoy watching very much. Thank you for suggesting it. I will look for it the next time we are searching for something to watch ...

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

A powerful film. I will definitely watch it. Thank you for the tip Sabina.

jenjen said...

It sounds like a wonderful, important film. Thanks for letting me know about it!

Jen

Lucky said...

this looks so good - thanks for the heads up - put it in my netflix q.

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Thanks for the link - this is something that I'd love to watch...
Similarly, along the same lines but quite, quite, different, you may be interested in this project that I blogged about just before Christmas:
http://off-thebeatentrack.blogspot.com/2008/10/ubuntu.html
Hope you have a great week..:)

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