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“A More Powerful Thought of Love” – Charlie’s Story

August 8, 2023, in Videos > Short Film, by

Dr Charlie Pierce MBE is a teacher and educator whose life has been one of selfless service and striving to live up to the high ideals he so firmly believes in.

In this moving story, Charlie relives the events of 2012 when, in a brutal home invasion, he suffered grievous injury and harm. What happened next was nothing short of remarkable.

Charlie quotes this beautiful passage from Abdu’l-Baha:

I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content. Thoughts of love are constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness.

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Film production Sam Irwin

Images courtesy of Charlie Pierce and the Baha’i International Community

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Sam is a professional cinematographer of 15 years, based in Perth, Australia. Sam grew up in New Zealand, surrounded by the Southern Alps. He loves spending time enjoying nature, living a heart-centred life, and trying to positively contribute in work, community, and life where possible. Sam studied documentary filmmaking with the New Zealand Natural History Film Unit, and enjoys the challenge of filming and sharing people's stories.
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