Hiding and Seeking

Community Appeal
Is your faith community facing challenges with tolerance or divisiveness around difference of opinions?

Hiding and Seeking can inspire your congregation to challenge issues of tolerance outside their faith tradition, welcoming the stranger and taking steps toward forgiving old wounds. This remarkable film set against the backdrop of the legacy of the Holocaust makes the connection of the dangers of intolerance both within a faith community and within a family.  

Call to Action
Fact:  More than 60% of religiously motivated hate crimes are directed against Jews.  -The FBI

Hiding and Seeking can help your congregation:

  • •Address issues of intolerance in their local communities. 
  • •Create program that prioritized interfaith relations as a strength of mission for your religious community.
  • •Invite a faith leader from a religious tradition for an educational program and dialogue about shared values in opportunities to serve the local community.

Resources
Watch Hiding and Seeking and let this just be the beginning of an important discussion on the Holocaust’s effect on faith in God as well as faith in our fellow human beings.

Bookmark this Organization:  Auburn recommends Teaching Tolerance as a best practices website that tracks news on religious tolerance for adults and youth. 

To keep the Hiding and Seeking conversation going, Auburn recommends:

  • •Purchasing this film for your community lending library:  Auburn recommends the Hartley Film Foundation as a resource for outstanding documentaries on religion and justice.
  • •Using guided discussion points to create a 2-week education program. 
  • •Creating a youth event with a film screening and talk-back.  Click here for discussion points.
  • •Incorporating tolerance into community prayers and liturgy.  For examples of ideas to include in liturgy click here. 
  • •Distributing a follow-up reading list after the film screening to continue the conversation of tolerance.

Synopsis and Purchase Information 
Hiding and Seeking, 2004
Is it possible to heal wounds and bitterness passed down through generations? An Orthodox Jewish father tries to alert his adult sons to the dangers of creating impenetrable barriers between themselves and those outside their faith. He takes them on an emotional journey to Poland to track down the family who risked their lives to hide their grandfather for more than two years during World War II. Hiding and Seeking explores the Holocaust's effect on faith in God as well as faith in our fellow human beings

Click here to purchase a copy of Hiding and Seeking for your community. 

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