Ray Purdy’s story is the story of an American who, as a young man in the early 1920’s, decided to devote his life to the concept, initiated by Dr Frank Buchman, that the only way to resolve conflict between races, classes and nations, and build a new society, is by changing the human nature of individuals, one by one, starting with yourself. He found that this hate-disarming concept found response in people of all kinds in every country, and as the force of committed people grew, so did the global impact.
A new book by Michael Smith, entitled The Fullness of Life – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for today’s world, has just been published. ‘A gem of a book’ is how Ann Widdecombe, former Prisons Minister in the UK government, describes the new publications.
Книга историй из жизни "Отпущение" представляет собой мемориально-документальное издание, включающее 22 истории, записанные во время действия программы "Украина Активная 2010: Исцеление прошлого". 29 человек из 13 населённых пунктов поделились своими историями из жизни. Все они - выходцы из разных частей Украины: Севера, Юга, Запада и Востока, с различными куль­тур­ными, язы­­ковыми, этническими, религиозными, политическими и историческими корнями. "И это толь­ко маленькая часть из миллионов, на которых XX век оставил свой отпе­ча­ток, и которые нашли в себе силы полнокровно жить дальше. Отпе­чаток, который мы не имеем права проигнорировать, ведь не­ проговоренная, не­ прощённая, незажившая история имеет свойство повторяться. Мы не можем за­быть прошлое, но можем попытаться выслушать и понять друг дру­­­га, попросить про­­щение и простить, отпустить бремя прошлого, чтобы вместе стро­ить наше бу­ду­щее. Надеемся, эта книга станет хотя бы толчком к этому..." - сообщают организаторы проекта.
At the end of the eighteenth century, a small group of men and women from diverse walks of life are drawn together by a common aim: to change public opinion in England and cause Parliament to end the African slave trade. There is an admiral, a play-write, an ex-slave, a Cambridge graduate, a former slaver captain and William Wilberforce himself—playboy and closest friend of Prime Minister Pitt.
This film is a unique profile of Madame Irène Laure, a member of the French Resistance who, in the rubble of post-war Europe, discovered forgiveness to be a force stronger than hatred. 'I longed for the total destruction of Germany,' she recalls, 'that it would no longer exist... [but] hatred, whatever the reason for it, is always a factor in causing a new war.' Irène Laure travelled to Germany shortly after the end of hostilities and spoke of her experience of forgiveness to thousands of people.
This film is about two Kenyans - one black, one white. Stanley Kinga was in the Mau Mau, a secret society formed to liberate the country from British colonial rule. Alan Knight, a farmer, was commandant of a prison camp during the Mau Mau uprising. They both found themselves in situations where their consciences were deeply troubled. As the film unfolds, Knight and Kinga share their experiences of forgiveness. They demonstrate that it is possible 'to love thine enemy',and for enemies to become friends.
The first all-African color film made in Africa. 'Beautifully photographed and impressively presented.' - Hollywood Reporter, 1957 'Surprise success at the Berlin Festival (1957) has been scored by an unusual film called FREEDOM.
Set amidst the sights and sounds of India, with original music by Hariprasad Chaurasia, this film is a profile of Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. In his capacities as journalist, author and member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, Rajmohan's message and example confronts corruption, caste prejudice and religious intolerance. He says of his grandfather, 'his struggle has to be continued, the evils he fought have to be fought. I would like to accept that challenge'.