Mission: Joy

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:00 PM, Friday, March 11, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Meaningful Movies Offered by the Episcopal Church in Western Washington and Better Together 2022 offer an encore online screening of MISSION: JOY, featuring the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Friday, March 11 at 6:00pm PT via Zoom. Join us also for the panel discussion and community conversation that will follow the screening.

Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, MISSION: JOY is a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend religion: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. In their final joint mission, these self-described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them. They offer neuroscience-backed wisdom to help each of us live with more joy, despite circumstances.

Panelists: Dr. Charles Johnson, University of Washington (Seattle) professor emeritus and the author of 26 books, is a novelist, philosopher, essayist, literary scholar, short-story writer, cartoonist and illustrator, an author of children’s literature, and a screen-and-teleplay writer. Dr Johnson’s books include Turning the Wheel, Essays on Buddhism and Writing (Simon & Schuster, 2007,) and Taming the Ox, Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice (Shambhala Publications, 2014.); Dr. Judith Mayotte is an American humanitarian, author, theologian, producer, former Catholic religious sister, ethicist, and university professor. Judy served in the first Clinton Administration as a Special Adviser on Refugee Issues and Policy as well as on several humanitarian boards and on the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation; Rev. David Mesenbring lives in Seattle as a retired priest of the Diocese of Olympia. His ecumenical career included diverse roles as a social entrepreneur working to broaden the world view of North Americans. Desmond Tutu invited David to teach black seminarians in South Africa where he gathered Steve Biko’s banned writings in the tense weeks following Biko’s 1977 murder.

This event is free, but please register by using the Eventbrite link here.

Please stay after the screening for our panel discussion and community conversation.

ONLINE GROUP SCREENING via ZOOM: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 6:00pm PT.



Special Guests: Dr. Charles Johnson, Dr. Judy Mayotte, Rev. David Mesenbring

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Adult-Faith-Formation-in-Western-Washington-102400898865835

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 90 minutes

Director: Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan