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Film: Beyond Our Differences

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:00pm
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater

With all problems in the world today -- poverty, war, environmental degradation, starvation, weapons, overpopulation and desperation among millions -- people are longing for meaning. Many people find answers in religion and spirituality, but as a result, these faiths are often hijacked by those seeking to enhance their own power at the expense of others.

With this dichotomy in mind, Beyond Our Differencescalls upon key religious leaders, politicians, and inspirational figures in their fields to tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age. The film asks what inspires them to affect positive change. The film seeks to provide a unique perspective on how to support and strengthen compassionate and non-violent activism when resolving difficult disputes by sharing personal experiences of these leaders.

Beyond Our Differences provides a tapestry of distinct voices and viewpoints regarding spirituality, woven with one universal expression of hope. By providing such a variety of experiences in such an accessible format, it hopes that viewers will understand this message of hope and will become empowered through their own expressions of faith to impact positive change in their lives and the lives of others.

Following the film will be a discussion session aimed at further stimulation of the questions brought to the table by the film.

Doors open at 6:50pm
This event is free and open to the public
Free MSU parking after 6:00pm

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