Welcome to: “Of Gods And Of Men”

This site has two functions

1 in honour of the movie Des hommes et des dieux

Of Gods and Of Men (French: Des Hommes et des dieux) is a 2010 French drama film directed by Xavier Beauvois, starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. Its original French language title is Des Hommes et des dieux, which means “Of Men and of Gods” and refers to a verse from the Bible shown at the beginning of the film. It centers on the monastery of Tibhirine, where nine Cistercian monks lived in harmony with Algeria’s mostly Muslim population until seven of them were kidnapped and assassinated in 1996 during the Algerian Civil War.

Largely a tale of a peaceful situation between local Christians and Muslims before becoming a lethal one due to external forces, the screenplay focuses on the preceding chain of events in the decay of government, expansion of terrorism, and the monks’ confrontation with both the terrorists and the government authorities that led to their deaths. Principal photography took place at an abandoned monastery in Azrou, Morocco.

The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix, the festival’s second most prestigious award. It became a critical and commercial success in its domestic market, and won both the Lumières Award and César Award for Best Film.

Our posts will be about God or Gods; for us at EMMI, it has only ONE GOD. Mainly the Abrahamic religions, but also other God(s) may be includes from other religions.

Christianity, Islam and Judaism
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The Abrahamic religions also referred to collectively as the world of Abrahamism and Semitic religions, are a group of Semitic-originated religions that claim descent from the Judaism of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abraham. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic, with the term deriving from the patriarch Abraham (a major figure described both in the Tanakh and the Quran, recognized by Jews, Christians, Muslims, and others). The three major Abrahamic religions trace their origins to the first two sons of Abraham. For Jews and Christians it is his second son Isaac and for Muslims, his elder son Ishmael.

Abrahamic religions spread globally through Christianity being adopted by the Roman Empire in the 4th century and Islam by the Umayyad Empire from the 7th century. Today the Abrahamic religions are one of the major divisions in comparative religion (along with Indian, Iranian, and East Asian religions). The major Abrahamic religions in chronological order of founding are Judaism (the base of the other two religions) in the 7th century BCE,Christianity in the 1st century CE, and Islam in the 7th century CE.

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are the Abrahamic religions with the greatest numbers of adherents. Abrahamic religions with fewer adherents include the Druze faith (sometimes considered a school of Ismaili Islam), the Baháʼí Faith, and Rastafari.

Sources:Abrahamic and Of Gods

2. Canadian Churches visited by RT. Rev. Marie and me.

All Roads Lead to a Church

This part of the website is dedicated to all religious buildings that we visited or drove by while we travelled or a Sunday Drive Tour.

In some of them we enter and chat with the staff or in others we walked around or we just took a picture through the car windshield.

Have a good visit, God bless!

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