Beyond Our Differences
The spiritual beliefs and religious experiences of dozens of religious leaders, luminaries and politicians are revealed in this engaging documentary.
With myriad landscapes and religious icons serving as a backdrop, director Peter Bisanz focuses the camera in Beyond Our Differences on dynamic and thought-provoking individuals: Father Kieran Creagh, the first person to take the AIDS vaccine, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious scholar Karen Armstrong, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, musician Peter Gabriel, Congressman Christopher Shays of CT, Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran from 1997 - 2005, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author Paolo Coelho, Executive Director of the Witness Organization Gillian Caldwell, Rabbi Soetendorp, Founder of the Jewish Institute for Human Values, Swami Sahajananda, Leader of the Sivannanda International Cultural Center, Farida Vahedi of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is, President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and many others.
These dynamic and hopeful individuals frankly and personally discuss their issues in regard to faith and morality and how they address these issues in terms of constructive and concrete solutions to the most vexing and critical problems of our time. They call for each of us to examine and re-examine the common threads that unify the world's religious traditions.