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07/07/07 - World Day of Forgiveness

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


A New Documentary Film by Paul Freedman

Narrated by George Clooney

Discussion with Producer to follow


Local Reconciliation

Global Peace

Ben Kayumba

In His Shoes

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. Read more.

Leticia Aguirre

Mother of 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.

Hear this 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. Read more.

Vazken Movsesian

Founder and 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. "It's not about religion," he says, "but about a complete surrender to the power of love." Forgiveness becomes a means to demonstrate that love. Read more.

Gregory Beylerian

Renowned 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.

For 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 lasting forgiveness. Read more.

Linda Maxwell

Co-founder and Executive Director of We Care for Youth, brings her love and compassion for humanity 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 connect with the self and others. Read more.

Gor Mkhitarian

His emergence as an artist has reflected the very best of the burgeoning music scene now taking foot in the independent former Soviet Republic of Armenia.

For Gor this will be an opportunity to reflect on as well as be a voice for peace. The 7x77 event speaks close to his heart and he is ready to bring his unique style of song and inviting lyrics to the day. Read more.



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