Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Award Winning Documentary Gandhi’s Children Featured

The film Gandhi’s Children will be shown at the Citizens for Peace meeting at 7 pm. on Tuesday, October 8th at Unity of Livonia.  This film focuses on the lives of several groups of modern day untouchables in India.  “The untouchables are forced to lead a heartrending life.  They are not allowed to drink from the same wells, attend the same temples, and wear shoes in the presence of the upper caste, or fall in love with a member of another caste”, said Vishnu Vasu, the film’s director.  “After realizing the untouchables are socially and physically excluded, I decided it was high time that someone spoke about it at an international level”.  The film has played at over thirty film festivals and has won eight awards for Best Documentary Cinematography.

The public is invited to view and discuss this powerful film about the powerless in India.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

ONE PEACE Celebration of the UN International Day of Peace

Join the Citizens for Peace as we observer the Day of Peace!

The annual ONE PEACE celebration of the UN International Day of Peace will be September 21st at the Livonia Civic Center Library located at 32777 Five Mile Road, from 1 – 4 P.M. The film With One Voice will be shown at 2 P.M. This film shares the wisdom and personal experiences of inspirational leaders from fourteen spiritual traditions. Their voices highlight the unity of humanity, and share the beauty of our essential oneness

Father Thomas Keating, Rabbi David A. Cooper, Dr. Mohammad Faghfoory, Gangaji, Joan Halifax, Swami Karunananda, Joseph Goldstein, Dr. Malidoma Patrice Some’, Brother David Steindl-Rast and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev are several of the mystics interviewed in With One Voice.

The Peace Pals International Art Display will be available for viewing. The art of children from sixty four countries with the message May Peace Prevail On Earth is a colorful and hopeful reminder of their desire for peace. Come and browse the tables of peace groups working to create a more peaceful world.