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Jerusalem's challenge

Old city of Jerusalem at dawn
Old city of Jerusalem at dawn

In celebration of the National Geographic Entertainment’s documentary film, “Jerusalem” and cooperation with the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the organizations launched The Jerusalem Challenge.” The challenge is to think of ways to unite different cultures and religions around the world through understanding and acceptance.

The grand prizewinner will receive a trip for two to Jerusalem and $2,500.00 to put toward making the idea a reality. Anyone can take the challenge. Submit your idea online through March 2, 2014. One must submit a video response or an essay to the question: What ideas do you have or what are you already doing to make the world a better place by bringing people together from different cultures, backgrounds or beliefs? May the best idea win!

IMAX Theatre at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will play the 43-minute documentary film, “Jerusalem”, directed by Daniel Ferguson, until April 3, 2014. The film will take viewers to the holiest parts of Jerusalem with teenage tour guides. Each tour guide is of a different religion. Farah Ammouri is Muslim. Nadia Tadros is Christian. Revital Zacharie is Jewish. To meet them, go on a tour of the Holy country of Jerusalem at the Fernbank Museum.