Waging Peace

DVD Release: October 11, 2011
Waging Peace
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Synopsis

“Waging Peace” offers a brief look at the history of peacemaking in both Christian and Muslim tradition, plus stories of how these faith groups work for peace.

Dove Review

“Waging Peace” is a documentary on recent efforts of peacemaking between Christians and Muslims. Various groups have made an effort to reconcile differences between the Christian and Islam faith. One pastor in California, learning a mosque was to be built near his Baptist church, voiced his concern and stated that he believed in living peaceably, if possible, but that his people would not compromise their Christian faith. The film features some examples of violence, including an image of the World Trade Center burning on 9/11.

Author David Shenk states that an idea developed, which says the world is divided into two communities. Some people will take issue with a few of the comments, including one from a young man who says there are many truths out there in the world. The idea of Pluralism is briefly explored. Conversely, one man carries a sign that states, “Islamophobic And Proud Of It.” The documentary also examines the 1,300-year period of the co-existence of Muslims, Christians, and Jews and how The Golden Rule applies. This film will bring the viewer’s own opinions to the forefront. We award “Waging Peace” our “Faith Friendly” 12+ seal. The documentary examines the most important question: Is peace possible?

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: War images, including weapons and fires, in paintings; image of World Trade Center burning; images of Christ's crucifixion; drawing of man being tortured, held by chain; image of Christian man at a stake, about to be burned.
Drugs: A man is drinking what looks like beer.
Nudity: Shirtless men in paintings; man in loin cloth.
Other: Comments about Islam and Christianity; one man says Christianity is a religion of hostility; dismissal and hatred; man holds sign against Islamic faith; man states Muslims will not be in heaven.

Info

Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: Burton Buller
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 58 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L.Carpenter