Ritual Cycle 4
Bearing Witness to Healing the Heart of Humanity
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, spiritual leader of the The Inayati Order, an interfaith mystical fellowship, leads us in an interfaith service, drawing on world scriptures and infused with meditative prayer for the realization of humanity’s sacred oneness.
We start with a beautiful interlude: “Ave Maria” sung by the Bavarian vocalists, the Animato Ensemble. Next, from Japan, Noriko Nagahori from goes to the Hiroshima Memorial where speaks with different survivors and then interviews Shigeaki Mori, who was 8 when the bomb was dropped and was met by President Obama. Mori speaks of the constant fear that plagues the life of a survivor. This is followed by a short interview with Noriko about her passion for creating this film.
Long weighed down by the lingering effects of colonialization (poverty, inequality, injustice, violence and destruction to nature and human lives), the Philippines is suffering even more because of disasters caused by climate change and because of the deep divisions created by their heated national elections last year, which continue till now. This small country in the Pacific Ocean is like a mirror of the Heart of the World right now – vulnerable to so many internal and external challenges yet throbbing with deep human connections and compassion for the whole world. Aninay (Angge) Herrera and her son, Angelo Herrera, peace facilitators from BINHI (Filipino for “Seeds”), and artist-teacher-healers from GINHAWA (Filipino for “Breath”), a well-being NGO, lead a healing ceremony where they invite Witness Bearers from all over the world to open a heart space where we all share our pains and our strengths for the healing of humanity.
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