Film, Faith & Justice

film_faith_justice3Last week was The Other Journal’s annual Film, Faith & Justice forum.  And as with previous years, I found myself drawn into hope.

This year I could only attend one evening of the forum but I was able to met and hear Dr. Kelly Johnson from University of Dayton speak to “Facing Suffering: Human Tragedy and the Divine Comedy.”  After her wonderful talk we viewed “Tapologo” which is a documentary set in Freedom Park, a squatter settlement in South Africa, a group of HIV-infected former sex-workers, created a network called Tapologo. They learn to be Home Based Carers for their community, transforming degradation into solidarity and squalor into hope.

The film was followed by a panel discussion with mostly Seattle-area practitioners who are seeking to embody a community of justice.  The panel included: Ben Katt, David Leong, Harvey Drake and Kelly Johnson.

Thank you to folks at the Other Journal who orchestrated this gift.

Peace, dwight

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