$15 – $75

World Premiere, the new documentary, A Prayer For Compassion

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333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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Plant-based...Keto...Burgers and fries...Does any of this matter to God?... A new documentary crosses continents to find the answer....

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“Without a doubt, A Prayer for Compassion is the most powerful film ever made on the issue of religion, animals and food.” ~ JewishVeg

Are you ever overwhelmed by the pain and discord around us and the dire predictions for the future of our planet? So was filmmaker Thomas Jackson, winner of a Student Academy Award for his short, Slow Dancin’ Down the Aisles of the QuickMart. He responded by setting out on a quest across America, to the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, and throughout the Indian subcontinent to discover the seeds of compassion in all the world's religions, and learn that peace just might begin our our plates.

"This film reminds us that no being should be exempt from grace, kindness, and compassion." – moby

Please join us for this important debut screening. Whatever your religious beliefs or lack of them, and whatever your current dietary choices, we welcome you with acceptance and respect. Here is the agenda for the evening:

6:30 pm ~ Doors open for VIP ticket holders to attend the red carpet reception with hearty supper fare from:

  • Candle Cafe West
  • Marty's V-Burger
  • The Organic Grill
  • Riverdel Cheese
  • Rockin' Raw
  • Vegan Wines

7:30 pm ~ Doors open for general admission ticket holders (the popcorn & bottled water are on us)

8:00 pm ~ Offical world premiere screening, A Prayer for Compassion

9:40 pm ~ Panel discussion and Q & A with filmmaker and select cast members:

  • Thomas Jackson, director, and his daughter, Melody
  • Kari Bagnall, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
  • Jeffrey Cohan, JewishVeg
  • Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids
  • Rev. Frank Hoffman, All-Creatures.org
  • Victoria Moran, Main Street Vegan author & podcaster
  • Sailesh Rao, PhD, ClimateHealers.org
  • Suzy Welch, business journalist & Today Show contributor

With appreciation to our host committee:

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga

David Greene, organizer, The NYC Vegetarian and Vegan Meetup

Jack and Suzy Welch, authors of Winning & evangelical Christians

“I was very moved by this powerful documentary and by the unwavering conviction with which so many spiritual leaders spoke of the imperative to align our actions with our spiritual values....” ~ Evanna Lynch

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