Introducing “The Peace Between”

Three countries. Six nationalities. One film.

The Peace Between explores how unlikely friendships can begin and continue to grow. We meet three Europeans who have had displaced people come into their country and their lives. And we meet the people who have travelled thousands of kilometres to seek sanctuary in Europe. These are friendships that grew in spite of huge differences.

The teams who have made the film and developed accompanying resources on www.peacebetweendialogue.com hope that, by looking at The Peace Between, there will be opportunities for honest reflection and discussion about how we all feel about displaced people in our communities.Viewing asylum seekers through the various lenses of politics, humanitarian need, economic problems or security concerns is valid.  This film invites people to pick up a new lens: relationship. It reveals the miracle of friendship stretching beyond vast differences. The Peace Between is an opportunity to “meet” real people, both Europeans and those that our cultures call ‘foreigners’ and to be challenged by how we can be neighbour to one another in spite of barriers.

The goal of this project is bigger than a simple film. We hope that churches, refugee and mission agencies as well as student and community groups will create the opportunity for people to view the film and then go a step further. The project envisions that they will be inspired to provide an intentionally safe space for people to react honestly to the film’s content through the sharing of experiences, hopes and concerns. Materials have been provided to make this easy.

 

World Refugee Day is 20 June, Refugee Sunday is 17 or 24 June. That week would be an ideal opportunity to hold a film showing and discussion.  A film trailer, prayer points and sermon have been provided for churches to use.

But the film can be accessed and used at any time via www.peacebetweendialogue.comThe European Evangelical Alliance would like to thank Talitha Brauer, Caroline Kamya and Dylan Klass, the makers of The Peace Between and their partners and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to create such a wonderful film resource despite such limited resources. And we want to thank all who have assisted in the creation and translation of the resources on www.peacebetweendialogue.com , especially Kaylee Kolditz and Teanna Sunberg and to some amazing advisors who have guided the project.

 

We hope that Evangelical Alliances, denominations, refugee organisations, mission agencies, NGOs, student groups and others will let their people know about The Peace Between so that it can open up helpful reflection and discussion across Europe.

Three countries. Six nationalities. One Film. And, the challenges that come with finding the peace that can exist between us. May this project be a lens into the human side of the refugee crisis and may it lead all of us to peace.

 

If you have any questions, please contact peacebetweendialogue@europeanea.org

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