With Pax Christi International, Pax Christi USA is thrilled to invite you to this film panel on Religious Leadership in the 21st Century: The role of religious leaders and multifaith collaboration in addressing global crises, taking place on Tuesday, October 19 at 10am ET. The panel is being moderated by Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Marie Dennis, and includes current Pax Christi International board member Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ of the Philippines, and former Pax Christi International President, Archbishop Michel Sabbah, former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
If we want to build more peaceful and resilient societies, we need inclusive, participatory, whole-of-society programs that engage the broad community. Involving religious actors in building inclusive peace is highly strategic. Faith actors are key leaders and influencers in building peace. They are often in positions of trust and influence and play a vital role in building resilience, including amplifying messages to change behaviors, shaping public attitudes, providing social programming, advocating for social justice, and bridging political or societal divides.
But what does effective religious leadership and multi faith movements look like in reality? Join Pax Christi International and the Alliance for Peacebuilding to learn more. We will be joined by Evgeny Afineevsky, Oscar-nominated director of the documentary film Francesco, that gives viewers a close look at the leadership role Pope Francis plays in addressing and drawing attention to a multitude of crises afflicting our world – including climate change, refugee and migrant rights, and interreligious collaboration in deeply divided societies. We will talk to Evgeny Afineevsky about his motivations for creating a film about Pope Francis’ leadership on these issues, as well as prominent interfaith and multifaith leaders about the importance of interfaith and multifaith collaboration in addressing critical global issues like climate change and migration.