Beyond Our Differences

beyond_differencesTuesday, November 30, 2010
Lovettsville Library, 7:30 pm

Viewing and discussion of award winning PBS documentary which explores the common threads that unify the world’s religious traditions. Religious leaders, politicians and luminaries in their fields gove voice to the positive effects of spiritality and morality focusing on commonalities spanning all faiths. In partnership with Loudoun County Public Libraries.

This highly acclaimed film is directed by Peter Bisanz: “With all of the problems facing the world today — war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation and severe desperation among millions — people are longing for meaning. Many find answers in religion or spirituality, but as a result faith and religion are often hijacked by those seeking to enhance their own power at the expense of others, often all in the name of God.

With this dichotomy in mind, we call upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields to tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age, and we ask what inspires them to affect positive change. We hope that by sharing their personal experiences, each person will provide a unique perspective on how to support and strengthen compassionate and non-violent activism when resolving difficult disputes.”