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In His Shoes Ministries
07/07/07 - World Day of
All Saints Church, Pasadena
132 N. Euclid, Pasadena
July 6 & 7, 2007
Friday - 7:00 - 10:00P
Saturday - 9:00A - 3:00P
Screening July 6
Documentary Film by Paul
with Producer to follow
In His Shoes
OF THE YEAR
Survivor of the Rwandan
Genocide and currently Deputy Legal
Representative for Solace Ministries, an NGO
operating in genocide-ravaged Rwanda.
Kayumba talks of his
extraordinary experiences and
forgiveness on the road to personhood.
Raul Aguirre, who was murdered on May 5,
2000 in Glendale by Armenian gang members.
An innocent by-stander, he was at the wrong
place at the wrong time.
incredible story of courage and forgiveness,
as Mrs. Aguirre pays the ultimate tribute to
her son's memory, by ending the violence
through forgiveness. She has become a living
legend in the local community.
director of In His Shoes Ministries
discusses the importance and significance of
the "forgiveness formula: 7x77"
As a priest of the
Armenian Church, Movsesian draws on the
history and background of orthodox tradition
to present a working model for peace. "Its
not about religion," he says, "But about a
complete surrender to the power of love."
Forgiveness becomes a means to demonstrate
artist Gregory Beylerian is a creative force
within the art world, combining a sense of
the sacred with the secular by taping into
the most inner recesses of the human psyche.
Beylerian, this is his second round with
the 7x77 formula. In 2005, he composed the
picture of Armenian youth standing in the
desert, in a symbol of solidarity and
Executive Director of We Care for Youth,
brings her love and compassion for young
people and humanity in general to this
forum. With decades of experience in social
work, caring for the most precious youth of
the community, she will facilitate the
building of a mandala. By using this ancient
archetype, participants will have an
opportunity to touch a piece of forgiveness
that is bigger than the self.
Join us for a two day
forum on Forgiveness, taking place in Pasadena,
California. On July 6&7, 2007, the In His Shoes
Ministries will be hosting one of its most significant
events thus far - "Local Reconciliation; Global
Screening - July 6
Peace: A Forum on Forgiveness." The
event will follow up years of intense planning and
2007 - Local
Reconciliation: Global Peace
All Saints Episcopal
Church in Pasadena is the venue for the two day
conference featuring speakers and the screening of
Sand & Sorrow, a new documentary on Darfur by Paul
Freedman and narrated by George Clooney.
Speakers from an
international backdrop will highlight the conference.
Each will share a unique story and message about
Benjamin Kayumba -
survivor of the Rwandan Genocide (1994) confronts
the rapist & murderer of his parents.
Leticia Aguirre - mother
of Raul Aguirre, who was slain in street gang
warfare, pardons her son's murderer during the
Fr. Vazken Movsesian -
lays out a plan for forgiveness that transcends the
personal and affects the global, with examples from
a pure orthodox vantage point.
Gregory Beylerian -
artist and creator of the acclaimed 7x77 art piece
(2005), provides the means for global embodiment of
Linda Maxwell -
Co-Executive Director of We Care For Youth, brings
together the community for a Mondala for Peace.
Registration: $25 includes
materials and lunch. Forms/Reservations will be
available on June 1.
See the video on
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