Sunday, April 06, 2008

What's Pangea Day?

Inspired by the 2006 TED Prize Wish of the Egyptian / Syrian / American documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim [click the pic to watch her proposal in its entirety], Pangea Day is a live broadcast via every medium imaginable featuring 24 short films meant to promote dialog and cooperation on universal themes such as food, home, water, laughter, sorrow, hope, landscape, despair and joy. It takes place on May 10, 2008 18:00 - 22:00 GMT or 2-6pm EST.

But here's the part that caught my attention: After May 10, Pangea Day organizers will facilitate community-building activities around the world by connecting inspired viewers with other organizations willing to help. Wouldn’t it be cool if one of those organizations was the church? How significant would it be if churches led the way in this venture by opening its doors to become host sites for this global conversation? [Click here for more details about that].

he chose the name pangeabecause it describes the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined together. It is derived from the Greek words pan meaning “all” and gaia meaning “earth.”

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