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Film Screening: The Exemplar + Centenary Commemoration
27 November, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love”
The film “The Exemplar” is about the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbás (1844-1921), a Persian philosopher, spiritual leader and central figure of the Bahá’í Faith who promoted teachings of peace, unity, gender equality and religious harmony to audiences throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America. “A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love”, he taught.
The film recounts how his example has inspired people from all over the world to overcome their prejudices, to heal disunity in their communities, and to strive for peace and harmony in service to humanity. At a time when many communities and countries around the world are deeply divided and many are in despair about their future, this film, produced to commemorate the centenary of the passing of ‘Abdul-Bahá, aims to kindle the spirit of love, unity and service to humanity in the hearts of its audiences.
Prof. David A. Palmer (Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong) will moderate the introductory and Q&A sessions of the event.
Registration is REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/TheExemplar (DDL: Nov 25, 2021)
More about The New Mindscape: https://asiar.hku.hk/the-new-mindscape/