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Film Screening: ‘Same God’
March 18 @ 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Screening of Same God documentary with response from Dr. Larycia Hawkins
The St. Olaf College Religion Department will host a screening of the documentary Same God, followed by a brief talk by University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Politics and Religious Studies Larycia Hawkins titled “Professional Prophets? Professors, Politics, and the Truth about (In)Justice and Solidarity.”
In 2015, Hawkins, a black, female professor at a prominent Christian college, wore a hijab and said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Same God, directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place in different religious and political communities over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump.
Professor Hawkins teaches and researches at the University of Virginia, where she is jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the departments of Politics and Religious Studies; serves as a Faculty Fellow at the university’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture; is a Contributor to the Project on Lived Theology; and co-convenes the Henry Luce Foundation project, Religion and Its Publics.
This event is co-sponsored by the Religion Department, Race and Ethnic Studies (RACE), the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Women in Politics and Law (WIPL), Advocates for Immigrants and Refugees (AIR), Fellowship of Christian Oles (FCO), and Catholic Student Association (CSA).