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International Women's Day Screening: SAME GOD

International Women's Day Screening: SAME GOD

Showtimes

Sunday, Mar 8
7:30pm
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Backed up by interviews with biblical scholars from none other than Wheaton itself, Same God pointedly reveals the flaws in dogmatic Christianity, the cost of speaking truth to power, and the amazing strength of a woman standing by her convictions. It’s a tale of David and Goliath, a testament to the power of faith.

Alex Morris, Rolling Stone
December 13, 2019

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SAME GOD
Director: 
Linda Midgett
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2018
Runtime: 
95 minutes

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.

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$8 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (plus a $.99 service fee).