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Popcorn, Pizza and Peace Movie Night: Mission Joy

Mar 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Faith In Action Ministry

“Joy is the reward of seeking to give Joy to others.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

– Laugh out loud funny. – Poignant. Powerful. Practical.
A once-in-a-generation film with a “just-in-time” message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In what is likely their last time together, this film traces the epic life stories of these Nobel Peace Prize winners as they faced oppression, exile, death threats, cancer, and more — unyielding and still laughing. They are opposites in many ways, yet their friendship shows us that our shared humanity is bigger than our differences. Their life stories remind us that JOY is an inside job, that JOY and pain are inseparable, and that deep connection is one of the secrets to JOY.

Meet the self-described ‘Mischievous Brothers’ – One grew up in a palace in Tibet. – The other grew up in poverty in South Africa. One a Buddhist; the other a Christian. Yet their friendship shows us that true connection overcomes our differences. They are on a mission to help us all live with more JOY. Archbishop Desmond Tutu An Anglican cleric, theologian, and social justice hero. He was a prominent opponent of the apartheid system of racial segregation and white-minority rule—work he continued despite death threats and attempted assassinations—for which he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. His Holiness the Dalai Lama The spiritual leader of Tibet describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk, but he is better known for his work regarding compassion, inter-religious understanding and the intersection of modern science and spirituality. He was given a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work on nonviolence. In addition to His Holiness and the Archbishop, the film features: – Mpho Tutu – Priest and Author – Doug Abrams – Co-author on The Book of Joy, Interviewer – Sonja Lyubomirsky – Ph.D. and Scientist – Thupten Jinpa – Ph.D., Tibetan Scholar, Author, Translator for the Dalai Lama – Richard Davidson – Ph.D., Scientist

Fee: $12. Fee includes film, pizza, popcorn and refreshments. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins.

Registration closes Thursday, March 30, at 4 pm. Registration required at: frc.retreatportal.com. Or register at the (Lobby) Guest Services Desk: in person or call 480.942.7460.

Popcorn Pizza and Peace Movie Night schedule: Optional: Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm at the Casa Desert Walk (Northside of campus near the Meditation Chapel and Healing Garen). 6:00 pm – sign-in/doors open. 6:00-6:30 – Pizza and refreshments 6:30-8:15 – Introductions, Film and break 8:20-9:00 – Conversation.

Full price $12.00

Sign Up By Thursday, Mar 30 at 4:00pm


Mar 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Franciscan Renewal Center
(480) 948-7460
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Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ United States
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