Salma Hayek’s new animated film The Prophet which she both produced and to which she lent her vocal acting talents, has several messages that bring together all religions, the Huffington Post reports.
The Prophet is based on the volume of poetry of the same name by Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran. The book has sold over 100 million copies since 1923.
The film focuses on eight separate issues that cut across any religious boundaries including children, eating, drinking, freedom, marriage, work, love and death. “I think it’s nice to remember that it was an Arab man who wrote a philosophy book that brings all religions together,” said Hayek.
In an era when religion plays an enormous role in the politics of the world, Gibran’s original vision is refreshing. Religious discussion sits at the center of most debates of violence between countries and also has a hand in the gay rights movement which has gained momentum over the past year.