In anticipation of the Taize ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Newman Center at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, the Newman Center will show the new film, “Moments in the Life of Brother Roger,” who founded the Taize Community of Brothers in France, 7 p.m., Jan. 18.
The film will be introduced by retired English professor Jon James, who will also lead a discussion after the viewing, which is free and open to the public.
In observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Diocese of Honolulu is hosting the Taize “prayer around the cross” at the Newman Center, 7 p.m., Jan. 25.
According the Taize website, the 90-minute film is about 16 “moments” in the life of Brother Roger Shutz, “from his childhood in a Swiss mountain village, via his settling at Taize near the beginning of the Second World War, to his tragic death during an evening prayer.”
James describes Brother Roger as a “compelling personality who was always ready to take risks for the reconciliation of Christians for the younger generation.”