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December 26, 2008

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL presents the film BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES which explores the common threads that unify the world’s religious traditions. In BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES, religious leaders, politicians and luminaries in their fields give voice to the positive effects of spirituality and morality, focusing on commonalities spanning all faiths. While the negative — even violent — side of religion is widely reported, director Peter Bisanz documents the hope for positive change and healing universal to so many.

Peter Bisanz has been one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders who collaborate to formulate a positive vision for the world and put forward innovative strategies to translate that vision into action. Peter was also named a member of the WEF's Council of 100 Leaders. This group is specifically charged with bridging the growing divide between the Muslim world and the West.

Among the thinkers and leaders interviewed for BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES are the Dalai Lama, Ahmed Nazi, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, religious scholar Karen Armstrong, Chief Rabbi David of the International Jewish Committee for Interrelgious Relations and dozens more. BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES Web site. You can also hear more from these thinkers, and many others by watching our series BILL MOYERS ON FAITH & REASON and exploring additional highlights from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL and The Moyers Digital Archive.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to rights restrictions we will not be able to stream BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES online.

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Published on December 26, 2008.

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BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES
The official site for the documentary includes behind-the-scenes photos, additional interivews and educational resources.
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BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES
Bill Moyers Journal presents the film BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES which explores the common threads that unify the world's religious traditions.

BILL MOYERS ON FAITH & REASON
In this 2007 series Bill Moyers talked with some of the provocative voices assembled at the PEN World Voices Festival and others grappling with issues of faith and reason. View the entire series online and explore many perspectives on topics like faith and science, myths and sacred texts, and more.

DESMOND TUTU AND OTHERS
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of the world leaders interviewed in BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES. Watch Bill Moyers' 1999 discussion with Tutu about chairmanship of the South African Truth and Reconciliation.In addition, view additional selections on faith and spirtuality from the Moyers Digital Archive.

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