Sunday, February 03, 2013
Citizens for Peace Hosts Three Events in February in Three Locations! Mark Your Calendars!
The “Commonalities within World Religions” is the topic of the first session of the 2013 Peace and Conflict Discussion Series. This is the second annual discussion series hosted by the Citizens for Peace to celebrate the Season for Nonviolence.
Henry Ford Community College professor Dr. Grant Shafer, PhD, will lead the discussion; and will share two short videos featuring a Rabbi, a Pastor and an Imam who call themselves the “Interfaith Amigos”. They will present their views on the “Truths and Untruths” in their three religions. The free event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7 at the Livonia Civic Center Library ((32777 Five Mile Rd.).
The “Charter for Compassion” is the topic of the Tuesday, February 12th Citizens for Peace meeting. Colleen Mills, president of the Citizens for Peace, will share information about Karen Armstrong’s award winning idea of a “Charter for Compassion”. Kalamazoo’s Fetzer Institute provided $100,000 to implement it. Come to the meeting to find out about the impact this great idea has had in our country and around the world. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Unity of Livonia (28660 Five Mile Rd.).
The encore presentation of the film “I AM” will be shown at the Livonia Senior Center (15218 Farmington Rd.) on Wednesday, February 13th at 11 a.m. Successful director (Liar, Liar, Bruce Almighty), Tom Shadyac, explores answers to the root causes of our world problems in his film. He asks two questions – “What’s wrong with the world?” and “What can we do to fix it?” Shadyac interviews thought leaders including Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, and Lynne McTaggart. Shadyac presents scientific evidence that we are hardwired for connection and compassion; and our power comes by being able to cooperate, rather than compete. In the process, he discovers what is right with our world.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information call Colleen at 734-425-0079.