CITY of PEACE / SCHOOL of PEACE

Merida has truly enhanced its reputation by advertising itself as “City of Peace.” It’s a very attractive moniker. Last night I screened a documentary film which won an Academy Award for best documentary, titled Strangers No More, which illustrates a profound practice of peace. It takes place at a school for orphans and refugees in Tel Aviv. It’s one of the more uplifting documentaries I’ve ever seen. And it gives me hope that communities can learn to live in peace. It reminds me of Ghandi’s exhortation: ‘Become the change which you seek.’

The public school in the film, Bialik Rogozin, has students from 48 nations which include Jews, Christians, and Muslims¬†studying together as fellow members of the human family. It’s so uplifting! The film can be viewed entirely if you have access to HBO OnDemand documentaries. But if not, ¬†you can also view much of it at the film’s official site, linked here: CLICK ¬†http://www.strangersnomoremovie.com

 

3 thoughts on “CITY of PEACE / SCHOOL of PEACE

  1. I can’t thank you enough! That link was so rewarding, it truly made my day brighter, with hope. This theme has been a very long favorite of mine–and when I see such a committed teacher putting it into practice, I’m thrilled. Even her statement, about communication being more than just via the spoken language, is so true, is endearing. THANK YOU!

  2. I can’t thank you enough, Eric! That link was so rewarding, it truly made my day brighter, with hope. This theme has been a very long favorite of mine–and when I see such a committed teacher putting it into practice, I’m thrilled. Even her statement, about communication being more than just via the spoken language, is so true, is endearing. THANK YOU!

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