On Monday, November 16th, Peace Islands Institute held a Friendship Gathering featuring ‘Love is A Verb’ documentary screening in New Haven.

The program started with an evening meal. Attendees from various backgrounds united under one common thing: to build bridges of peace. With special emphasis on Thanksgiving as central theme of the gathering, attendees had a chance to begin new friendships and plan for future collaboration to better serve our community.

As an introductory part of PII vision, the documentary ‘Love is A Verb’ was shown. Love is A Verb is a film by Terry Spencer Hesser documenting people living the idea of love as a verb through their work in Hizmet – meaning Service, a social movement inspired by PII’s Honorary President, Mr. Fethullah Gulen.