Scarboro Golden Rule movie screened at United Nations

Celebrate Golden Rule Day – April 5

from Paul McKenna

The Scarboro Missions Golden Rule movie will be screened on April 5 at UN headquarters in New York. The DVD features eleventh grade students in three Toronto high schools embodying golden rule values in skits, artwork, interviews, music, dance, song, rap.
The film eloquently demonstrates how character education can be engendered in young people using play, creativity and the arts.
April 5 is international Golden Rule Day around the planet. We are encouraging all groups and individuals to find ways to observe this important day pioneered by Mussie Hailu, a dynamic Golden Rule activist in Ethiopia.

International GOLDEN RULE DAY to be celebrated at the United Nations  April 5th.2011 with special screening of Toronto Filmmaker’s new film.

Toronto – March 27, 2011

In our globalized world, we have all rapidly become neighbours. The Golden Ruletreat others as you want to be treated...” is no longer something to aspire to, but an urgent necessity.

WHAT:

A film presentation of “Animating the Golden Rule…” a new documentary by  Tina Petrova. This life affirming video gives new meaning to the power of Compassion. Through self -directed explorations in rap, art and drama skits, high school youth embody what it is to live by the Golden Rule (ethic of reciprocity) in 13 of the world’s great religions.

WHERE:

866 United Nations Plaza

1st. Floor. Offices of the Bahai

NYC, NEW YORK, USA

WHEN:

Tuesday April 5th. 1:15- 2:45 pm.

Limited Seating. RSVP by April 1st.

to projectharmony@yahoo.com

(212) 726 1617.

On November 12th, 2009, the United Nations unveiled The Charter for Compassion (based on the Golden Rule).

Sponsored by TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) and The Fetzer Institute, the Charter for Compassion calls upon the world to take practical and sustained action in an effort to address the political, religious and social issues of our time.

GOLDEN RULE DAY is an effort of the Interfaith Peace Building Initiative (IPI) a URI member organization in Ethiopia chaired and founded by Mussie Hailu. It was first proclaimed April 2007.

Golden Rule Poster

Tina Petrova is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer who is an alumni of the Canadian Film Center, founded by Academy Award Winner Norman Jewison. Critics have deemed Tina a “visionary” creating works of “faith and healing.”

Her film classic, “Rumi Turning Ecstatic” screened in 15 countries to date and translated into 3 languages – played to a full house at the U.N. in 2007.

This GOLDEN RULE DAY program is a project of The Sacred and Transcendental Arts Working Group of the NGO committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (a Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative relationship with the United Nations.)

Co Sponsored by:

The United Religions Initiative, The Fetzer Institute, Scarboro Foreign Missions, Canadians 4 Compassion, World Harmony Council, IDEAL- Spring Foundation Inc., The Institute for International Social development and Global Family

For more information, please visit: www.thegoldenrulemovie.com

Available for Interview:
Director / Producer Tina Petrova

For media inquiries please contact:

Pennant Media Group

Kevin Pennant  kp@pennantmediagroup.com

Toronto 416.596.2978

Los Angeles 818.748.7517

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