The Peace Treaty of Portsmouth – A Spiritual Perspective 

a Documentary Film

By Donald Alusic

Director and Producer: Donald Alusic 
Documentary Produced In 2009 

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In 1905 the United States hosted a peace conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that led to a peace treaty which ended the war between Russia and Japan.  The treaty led to a Nobel Peace Prize for President Teddy Roosevelt.  

The film documents the peace-related efforts of a number of faith communities and spiritual leaders such as the Episcopalians, Congregationalists as well as those of the Jewish community, Quakers, Sarah Farmer, founder of the Green Acre Baha’i School in Eliot, Maine and Mary Baker Eddy the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.  The film highlights the role of the Christian Science church and of select Christian Scientists who worked on behalf of this peace treaty. 

Mary Baker Eddy

It includes activities from the 2005 100th anniversary celebration which took on a life of its own.  Finally, it suggests what this means to us today through the example of several present-day peacemakers. 

After viewing a man noted, “I have always had respect for all faiths and am deeply impressed by the focus of your film.” No matter where you are, you can make a contribution to peace today.

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