1. Sylvester Ayek (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) continues to uphold the traditions of his Iñupiat elders: hunting, foraging, and the craft of carving walrus ivory and wood.

    Read the Etsy blog post: etsy.me/thebonecarver.

    Music by:
    Matt Abeysekera
    bromeliadmusic.com

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  2. The adhan, or call to prayer, is recited by a muezzin from the minaret of a mosque five times a day, summoning Muslims to prayer. One muezzin begins the call, another joins moments later from another mosque, and then another, until the echoing of the diverse voices envelops the whole city. This a cappella harmony creates a wave of sound transforming the chaotic cacophony of Cairo. Although the history of the adhan dates back to the seventh century, there is virtually no documentation of the tradition.

    To Help Make This Film, Please Donate Today at onlookfilms.com/donate.html

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  3. "What's an American? I love this country and I want to make it better. This is my home."
    When Ricardo emigrated with his family to Phoenix, Arizona, at age 8, he didn't know what to expect. "I thought it was going to be this Disney movie," Ricardo told filmmaker Nathan Clarke on one of many trips to Phoenix on behalf of the City project. The metropolitan area of 4 million didn't have the beaches and kids playing on the streets that he imagined, and the heat was worse than in southern Mexico, his home country. But when Ricardo joined his high school football team as a ninth grader, one dream—of winning both off the field and on—started to come true.
    In this second This Is Our City City film based in Phoenix, the immigration debates that have divided U.S. Christians take on a human face, as Ricardo's dreams are shattered—then reemerge as a newfound vocation to work for the common good.

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  4. This excerpt reel of Jeremy Courtney's message of "preemptive love" highlights scenes and talks from around the U.S. and Iraq, with an emphasis on the ways in which loving our enemies and pressing in to "love first" in hard situations can actually unmake violence and remake the world.

    Made for Jeremy Courtney
    jeremycourtney.com

    Music courtesy: Sleeping At Last
    sleepingatlast.com

    Many thanks to Cedarville University, The Loft Church, The Gathering, TEDxBaghdad, TEDxAustin, Calvin College, and Antioch Church for sharing their footage!

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This is the Official Channel of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (IGVP) visualpeacemakers.org

The VISUAL PEACEMAKERS CHANNEL is a collection of curated videos--from both IGVP members & non-members--that characterize Visual Peacemaking in some way.

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Our world is polarized by “shocking” news, stereotyping, and a steady influx of tragic stories. Media often exploits people’s desire to confirm their thoughts about “the other.” The result is social distance, which can lead to apathy, fear, slander, prejudice, and sometimes violence. Where conflict, mistrust, or misconceptions exist, stories of common humanity nurture hope and new perspectives.

Visual Peacemaking aims to bring humans closer together. We believe ordinary people in distinct cultural and circumstantial contexts often live extraordinary lives with themes that transcend ethnic, cultural, and religious identities. Themes of love, purpose, forgiveness, redemption, self-discovery, and overcoming adversity cause us to recognize our place in the shared Human Experience. In this way, audiences become part of the story, taking ownership and action themselves.

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