On Thursday, January 19th, we look for inspiration for the coming year! Join us for a screening of the documentary film, ACTING ON FAITH: WOMEN’S RELIGIOUS ACTIVISM IN AMERICA.
In Acting on Faith, we see these women at work, with their families, and at play. We hear them reflect on their experiences, and tell us in their own voices what kinds of identities they seek to build – for themselves and for their communities.
Shamita Das Dasgupta uses strong female figures in Hindu myth to provide encouragement to battered women to leave abusive husbands.
Laila Al-Marayati illustrates how the Muslim principle of ‘zakat’ served as the inspiration for the first free clinic in South Central Los Angeles.
Mushim Ikeda-Nash integrates the uniquely relational experiences of women into the American Buddhist practice.