MANCHESTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will be screening "Meeting of the Minds: On Compassion" on Wednesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. The film - which was produced by the 92nd Street Y - will be held at Israel Congregation of Manchester. The cost of admission is $10. This presentation joins two of the world's preeminent interfaith scholars and historians in a lively and provocative conversation about compassion and its crucial place in modern and ancient times. How do we lead compassionate lives? Why should we care? What has happened historically when we allow compassion's opposite, the ego, to take over?

Karen Armstrong and Thomas Cahill will explore these questions.

Armstrong is the author of "The Case for God and The Great Transformation." Thomas Cahill's bestselling books include "How the Irish Saved Civilization" and "Mysteries of the Middle Ages."

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion. This program is co-sponsored by Israel Congregation of Manchester.

For more information and to register, visit or call Karen Dreiblatt at 867-0111.