Friday, October 23, 2015

The World's Most Enlightening Region

I had the privilege of previewing this outstanding documentary while it was still in the production stages. Dr. Xavier presented the film last week at the Parliament of the World's Religions. He is showing it in Birmingham Sunday, October 25 at the Vestavia Hills Library. There will be a showing at 1:15 p.m. followed by discussion led by Dr. N.S. Xavier. There will then be a  second showing at 3:15 p.m.

Friends of Jung-South has issued this announcement of the event:

The World's Most Enlightening Region

a documentary film presentation
N. S. Xavier, M.D.

Dr. Xavier is a long standing member and supporter of FOJ-S and we congratulate him on this documentary film achievement. His film has been selected for showing at the 2015 Parliament of World Religions, a meeting of 10,000 people from 80 countries, representing 50 religious and spiritual traditions. We are pleased to post this announcement of the film's showing in Birmingham.
Vestavia Hills Library

Sunday afternoon, October 25 at 3:15 pm

This film explores the peaceful transformation of extremism among several world religions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, in the small region of Kerala, India.

The film addresses the historical, cultural, philosophical and psychological factors involved in this great example of fostering the heart of humanity...and a culture of conscience in which the concept of non-violence is rooted.

N.S. Xavier, M.D., originally from India, has integrated spirituality in his psychiatric practice in the U.S. for 36 years. He is an author endorsed by scholars in the religious and mental health fields and Nobel Peace Laureates Elie Wiesel and Oscar Arias. His books are "The Two Faces of Religion," "The Holy Region," and "Fulfillment Using Real Conscience." He lectures on Spirituality and Medicine and also Peace Studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He has spoken in national and international forums and produced the documentary "The World's Most Enlightening Region."

Addendum: While this event is past, you may watch the full documentary on YouTube at


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