The Outreach/Interfaith Committee invites you to watch the “Same God” documentary.
Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th
In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity… we worship the Same God.”
Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? “Same God,” directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump.
You can watch the movie’s trailer at: https://youtu.be/eP0IlkWbtRc
The documentary will be shown in full two times using Zoom. Registration is required to attend.
Friday, August 7, From 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 8, From 6:30 to 8:30 pm
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