Beyond Our Differences 2007 NR CC

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With all of the problems facing the world today, 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. With this dichotomy in mind, "Beyond Our Differences" calls upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields and it asks what it is that inspires them to affect positive change.

Starring:
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Dr. Mouneer Anis
Runtime:
1 hour 13 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Peter Bisanz
Starring Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Dr. Mouneer Anis
Supporting actors Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Brian Baird, Shukria Barakzai, Gilbert Bond, John Hope Bryant, Gillian Caldwell, George Carey, Mustafa Ceric, Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Kieran Creagh, The Dalai Lama, Shaikh Yusuf de Castro, John L. Esposito, Michael Fitzgerald, Peter Gabriel, Ela Gandhi
Studio PBS Indies
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I highly recommend this others as it is thought provoking and inspiring.
S. Sharifha
It truly shows that no matter what religion you believe in, they all share the same truths about love, compassion and helping others.
Twinsmom
I wish people could see the good in other people and not judge before you know them.
Diana

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This film ran on Bill Moyers Journal on 26 Dec. 2008...a remarkable film that focuses upon the idea that religion(s) and mankind should make an effort to realize that all religions and peoples have much in common, and good reason to explore the positive likes and ignore the negative dislikes that cause wars and so very much suffering. The world would certainly be a much better, more positive place if this could be put into practice.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Juan Cardenas on March 20, 2009
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Mr.Bill Moyers continues to be the moral and intellectual light of our times in journalism in all its forms. His essays are brilliant and giving of hope. He is impartial and a most reasonable, objective and honest person. I recommend his writings and programs wholeheartedly and without reservations.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Tucker on March 23, 2012
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This video brings together the core beliefs of every major religion, showing the similarities and peaceful qualities of each. This knowledge allows you to feel more comfortable and even drawn towards different cultures and religions. We are all one, yet we are all unique. Follow the Golden Rule and you have satisfied all of life.

If you were thinking about watching this video, I urge you to risk the 70 mins of your time. You will reap much more than the time sowed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Lee on March 15, 2013
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I loved this film; it cuts through common misunderstanding across faith communities. The Word of God, from many Holy Books, was skillfully used to affirm the common main teachings of all revealed religions: we are here to build love and unity among all people, not to use religion as a wedge to divide us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Lam on January 27, 2013
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amazing and very inspiring film. i first watched this film for one of my classes, but i have watched it i cant say how m any times after. it brings out good points that all religions can live peacefully together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Najberg on December 8, 2012
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This movie did what it explained in the description, it told us why and how all religions of the world are essentially alike, most by terms of preaching non-violence. First for the positives- this movie did a nice job connecting modern-day topic to old teachings and seeing how we disobey the original religious laws given to us. Some of the people that talked on screen had some quite interesting ideas, and some stuck in my head such as "religion was the perfect idea, humans made it a bad idea." or "The whole fun of religion is not being sure about most of life's big questions, but still believing in God." However, these people were not really connected, so rather than having it all in one movie, it seemed very disjointed, and each person had a new, individual point, which gave the movie a lacking sense of unity. That being said, it could have done much better. The ominous music in the background, the toneless cutscenes inside various holy structures, or the random religious people throwing disjoined ideas into the pot, it all did not seem to make sense to have in one movie. Repeating ideas over and over just made me want to skip scenes to points to see whether it would get any more interesting, which disappointed me, because even without skipping, there was not one part that left me wanting more. After 20 minutes of watching, you sit around wondering if you have already heard this person say that before, or if the background video is the same from 15 minutes ago. Out of all the things that bothered me the most, the one that stood out to me was the lack of a story line. The transitions into new ideas were not apparent enough, so skipping around was a common trend.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fia on June 18, 2012
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I watched this for the first time today. You should. Generation after generation everyone should as a reminder that we can co-create a world that strives for love, peace and compassion. Will our world ever be perfect? No. Should that stop us? No, not ever. If you have hope, then watch this. If you feel hopeless, then watch this. Whatever you feel, think or believe...please watch this. And please ask folks you know to watch it, then pass the message on. Let's live the message. We can do this. We must do this.
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This was a very good documentary about respecting religious and cultural differences while seeing the connection we all have in this spiritual experience of being human.
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