Watertown Church Hosting Justice & Faith Film Series

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The following announcement was provided by the series organizers:

A free, public film series on “Justice & Faith” will be offered this fall at the Watertown Free Public Library. The series is sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown’s Episcopal parish.

The three films will focus on Dorothy Day, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, and the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Each film will be followed by an interactive discussion on justice and faith in the lives of the subjects, facilitated by the Rev. Andrew Goldhor.

The following films will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m.: 

October 2: “Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story” traces Day’s journey from a young journalist, to a Catholic convert, to the co-founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper and the first “houses of hospitality,” which sheltered New York City’s homeless during the Great Depression. The documentary features interviews with actor Martin Sheen, public theologian Cornel West, Senator Tim Kaine, biographer Robert Ellsberg, and Day’s granddaughters.

October 23: “My Name is Pauli Murray” is a portrait of the legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced Ruth Bader Ginzburg’s campaign for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s civil rights arguments. The Rev. Dr. Murray was a non-binary Black activist, attorney, poet, and Episcopal priest who lived and worshipped for a time in Boston. For our post-screening discussion Rev. Goldhor will be joined by the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Rolle, Youth and Young Adult Missioner in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

November 13: “Mission: Joy — Finding Happiness in Troubled Times” shares the humor and wisdom of two beloved icons, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates unite to show us how to live with joy, even in troubled times. And they know what they are talking about; they both lived through extreme hardship, and continued to live with joy despite their circumstances.

The Watertown Free Public Library is located at 123 Main St. The film series will be held in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room, which is wheelchair accessible.  

For more information, contact Beth at bethzwick02472@gmail.com.

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