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A Congress of the world's religions : speaking out for peace and unity

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], ©2008.
Series: 29249s.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, 1,800 delegates gathered at the Congress of World Religions in Montreal to spend a week in ecumenical dialogue. This program captures the wisdom of attendees who, speaking from the podium or offstage, address topics ranging from widespread religious fanaticism, the destabilizing action/reaction spiral of violence, and the misuse of religion for political ends to defusing alienation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.), 2008
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.)
OCLC Number: 709675839
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 12, 2008.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Global Interfaith Dialog (3:44) --
Global Religions: Unity or Disunity? (2:25) --
Religious Diversity/Religious Identity (4:50) --
Diverse Religions/Common Foundations (3:16) --
Religion: Cultural Consciousness and Radicalism (3:23) --
Opposition to Religious Pluralism (1:50) --
UN Declaration of Human Rights (2:50) --
Radical Poverty/Need for Compassion (2:13).
Series Title: 29249s.; Films on Demand.
Other Titles: Speaking out for peace and unity
Responsibility: KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.).

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On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, 1,800 delegates gathered at the Congress of World Religions in Montreal to spend a week in ecumenical dialogue. This program captures the wisdom of attendees who, speaking from the podium or offstage, address topics ranging from widespread religious fanaticism, the destabilizing action/reaction spiral of violence, and the misuse of religion for political ends to defusing alienation through acceptance, fighting the radical poverty that polarizes communities, and nurturing understanding through greater awareness of the oneness of humankind. Participants include Congress President Arvind Sharma; Rabbi David Rosen; religious mythologist Karen Armstrong; the University of Montreal's Patrice Brodeur; George Washington University's Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Yifa, recipient of the UN's Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award; Harvard Divinity School's Harvey Cox; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation; Deepak Chopra, president of the Alliance for a New Humanity; Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi; and Huston Smith, philosopher of world religions.

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