AB24 3UJ Aberdeen
The Scottish Premiere of the documentary “A Prayer for Compassion” followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson.
A Prayer for Compassion (2018) is a feature-length documentary about aligning spiritual and religious beliefs with compassion for all life. It is produced by the people behind Cowspiracy (2014), The Human Experiment (2013), and What the Health (2017). We are incredibly fortunate to have Thomas Wade Jackson, director of the documentary, to introduce this his newest documentary followed by a Q&A session. The event is organised by Vegan Outreach Scotland, a grass roots, not-for-profit group whose purpose is to help people make the connection between their lifestyle choices and the exploitation of other species, the impact on our planet and the damage to their own health. This is a free event and refreshments will be provided. Any donations towards Vegan Outreach Scotland will be warmly accepted at the door.The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest to make a better world for his daughter that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian Subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”Drawing on traditions including Christianity — Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them… (Isaiah 11:6).