Published DateSANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series on the first Wednesday of every month at the library.
Show time will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library.
The third film in the series to be shown on April 3 will be "Beyond Our Differences", a documentary film that explores the positive role of faith in the world today and the fundamental unity of the worlds' religions.
Due to all of the problems facing today's world -- 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, "Beyond Our Differences" calls upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields to tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age, and they are asked what inspires them to affect positive change.
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. Through providing such a variety of experiences in such an accessible format, this documentary hopes that individual viewers will understand its unified 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.
A discussion will follow the film, led by Rev. Ruth Martz. For further information, call 286-3018 or visit the church website at www. uccsanbornton.org.