The upcoming film epic, "Godman" includes a segment where the
Crusading Protagonist organizes 'The Holy Band of Men and Women,' an
Ecumenical army, that peacefully resists Injustices with the 'Full Moral
Authority' of God.
Neal Kent Lekwa, writer of the screenplay, began the
project in 1963 in Oslo. His intention was to return to Union Seminary
in NYC in 1965 - 1969, which is where much of the film's action middle
story narrative is centered. During those times incredible forces were at work within the
Religious Activist community in Morningside Heights in Upper Manhattan.
With its array of seminaries, churches, synagogues' and mosques, the
Gandhi/MLK non-violent protest model was in full bloom. It was
a particularly furtive time and place with interfaith activity.
The Author wishes to portray the fervor, and the events,
of that period faithfully.
This website is an attempt to activate certain activities, and
blogs, to shed further light on that era.
The Author also intends to translate those '60's Activist events and
experiences into a meaningful Multi-Faith dialogue regarding peaceful
interfaith Activism today.
Report from "Confronting Islamophobia" - a two-day Inter-faith Conference at St. Marks'
Cathedral, Seattle, May, 2011 -
click for Full Report HERE
Mission: To reach
out to Inter-faith allies to conduct vital research for a feature film involving
ecumenical activism in the '60's.
Purpose: To solicit feedback from top professional
clergyman from different faiths regarding Activism, of the Gandhi/Martin
Luther King 'Satyagraha' "Truth Force" model, for creating a
3-Abrahamic Religions' Moral
Ground of Authority.
Goal: To gain further insight into the 60's Activism
movement, from those who may have participated, and to gauge
and judge the current fertile environment of the global mood for peaceful
religious-grounded, Multiple-Faith Activism in today's world.
The "Invisible Sword", with invisible blade, 'Love and Love Alone,' of the 'Band of Holy Men and Women' in the
upcoming feature film, 'Godman.'
Blog - "Why Aren't We Marching Again?"
Since Mahatma Gandhi marched to the sea to make salt, ultimately
bringing down British Colonialism and making India an independent
country, and MLK later marched to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery and
D.C. with ordinary poor people, all colors, faiths, arms linked,
winning Civil Rights for Blacks; and, the current 'Arab Spring' in the
Middle East showing non-violent protests (i.e., Egypt), including
sit-ins, causing major shifts in governance...
Our question is, with
the Events of today in America with all of the Middle Class's base
thrown up for grabs, with social and moral values and economic wealth
shifting decidedly upwards, with wars continuing unabated, including
nuclear proliferation - 'Why Aren't We Marching Again?" Where is the
Moral Ground, today, for enacting non-violent, peaceful change? Does
it lie with the 3 Abrahamic religions united in protest? (as is
portrayed in 1967-69, and again in '88 in Godman?)
So far, some interesting responses from those who DID march. One
Selma marcher believes marching to be ineffective today. Please add
your voice to the mesh. Go to -
"Why Aren't We Marching Again" Blog.