VERO BEACH – In September, the Social Justice Film Series will present the documentary, Beyond War, the project of an organization of the same name committed to ending the use of warfare in this century. The film, which is free and open to the public, will be shown on Sunday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach.
Presenters invite you to view this short film and stay for a constructive discussion led by UUFVB member Stover Snook. Tell your friends and neighbors about it and bring them along.
Beyond War members explore, model, and promote the means for humanity to live without war. They understand that conflict is inevitable, but war is not.
The film inspires us to look more deeply at shared assumptions that must shift in order for us to accept differences and adopt practical, nonviolent alternatives to war. This DVD presents hopeful examples of effective strategies that result in safety and security for the entire world’s people.
In the words of Chip Hauss, Alliance for Peacebuilding, George Mason University:
“At a time when we often feel overwhelmed by so many specific challenges, this book reminds us of two important overarching problems that transcend the specifics: First, war, in all its forms, is the problem. Second, the roots of war lie in the values and assumptions most people everywhere bring to conflict. They must be changed; they can be.”
The Social Justice Film Series is a monthly event at UU -f ree to all, with a contribution allowed should someone want to show appreciation for their efforts to educate and inform.
Information: Visit http://www.beyondwar.org