October’s Special Feature- The Line

On October 2nd, the Centers of Light will show a special feature- The Line      From Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line is a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America. As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, “more and more of our friends are in [...]
Fierce Grace At the Center of Light

July’s Conscious Movie – Fierce Grace

In July, the Centers of Light will show Fierce Grace. After Harvard expelled Richard Albert for LSD experimentation in 1964, the former professor traveled to India and returned as Ram Dass. Now in his seventies, the author of Be Here Now continues to teach and inspire as he deals with a massive [...]

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms discusses grass-fed cattle

This informative and entertaining video introduces “moving, mobbing and mowing”, which is what herbivores do in nature. They naturally move in groups, from pasture to pasture, eating (mowing) the grass. Joel Salatin tells us that mimicking this tendency of herbivores in farming practices provides [...]

Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs

Big Bucks, Big Pharma: 
Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs exposes the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. This film shows us how disease and illness are exploited by the industry to manipulate consumers into using drugs that are not helpful, and may in fact be harmful. The industry’s [...]
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Dirt! the Movie

“The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.” In June, the Centers of Light will be showing Dirt! the Movie. Dirt provides us with food and shelter, but it also balances the earth’s temperature, water content, regulates climate. What would we do [...]
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Everything’s Cool

In this documentary, filmmakers Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand (Blue Vinyl) follow a troupe of self-proclaimed global warming “warriors” on a mission to get the world to care about rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps. Taking a topic that’s inherently serious and applying their [...]
The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Join us in February at the Center of Light to view and discuss The End of the Line. This documentary addresses the issue of sustainability – or the lack of it – in the fishing industry. Scientists predict that our penchant for eating fish, especially the large ones, is causing the world’s [...]

NYTimes: Child’s Ordeal Shows Risks of Psychosis Drugs for Young

From the New York Times. Published September 1, 2010. OPELOUSAS, La. — At 18 months, Kyle Warren started taking a daily antipsychotic drug on the orders of a pediatrician trying to quell the boy’s severe temper tantrums. Thus began a troubled toddler’s journey from one doctor to another, from one [...]

July’s Cause: Quality, Accessible Health Care for All

Every month the Centers of Light around the country support a cause. The cause for July is health care and providing health care to everyone in the world. For those interested in helping bring more peace to the world, the Centers of Light host a monthly event called “Prayers for Peace” the first [...]

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

This YouTube video by a UCSF professor and pediatrician is about high fructose corn syrup. I know, that sounds boring, and you may find it boring. It is 1.5 hrs long, but if you are willing to watch it, and hang in there in the science parts, you may learn some things about your food and your [...]
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