Screening of Documentary Film Same God
This is a past event.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:30pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church (Moye Chapel) 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables
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. The firestorm that followed exposed the rifts among evangelicals over race, Islam, religious freedom...and Donald Trump.
Join us as we screen the documentary “Same God”. Directly after the film screening, Dr. Larycia Hawkins and film director Linda Midgett will join us for a discussion with local community religious leaders from multiple faiths.
Dr. Daniel Alvarez, FIU
Dr. Larycia Hawkins
Dr. Aisha Subhani
Reverend Priscilla Whitehead
Rabbi Jaime Aklepi
Co-sponsored by Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS), MCCJ and Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
For more information, call 305-348-7266