Sticking with the interfaith theme… I was moved recently by the film, ‘The Imam and The Pastor’, about 2 men who were literally killing each other’s families and friends in Nigeria, and came to a point where, following the calls of their faith, each decided they had to find a way to Peace. (I won’t ‘go on’ here, but website info on my blog if you want it).
I find the idea of pacifism fantastic, but can’t quite see how we ‘get there from here’. This film challenged me a lot…even to the point that I actually did preach on peace on the first Sunday of Advent (my Quaker friends would be proud!) – it was the theme of the Isaiah reading, but I had wanted to avoid such an ‘impossible subject’ . Hopefully, even in small ways, we can be all on our way to the Angels proclamation, ‘peace on earth, goodwill to all!’