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A Virtual New View Film Series—Spring 2021
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of four films and seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Spring 2021 Season: New webinar & a post-film discussion
Thursday, February 18, 7:00–9:00 PM
How Sweet the Sound: Gospel in Los Angeles
A New View Film series seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice. This event will screen an episode from the PBS series Artbound called "How Sweet the Sound: Gospel in Los Angeles." From the PBS description: "Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country. Artists like James Cleveland and Aretha Franklin captured live recordings of the church experience of South Central and the voices and sentiment of the people coming together to give birth to a new gospel sound." Following the film, there will be an audience discussion and a Gospel music performance coordinated by Butler University Choir and Voices of Deliverance Gospel Choir.
The Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation continue to co-sponsor this unique webinar series to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00–9:00 PM
What Do You Believe Now?
What happens to your spiritual and religious beliefs over time? Seventeen years after the 2002 documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? in which six diverse American teenagers shared their spiritual struggles and aspirations a new documentary revisits how their beliefs have changed. In this new “before and after” film WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota, and Buddhist offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers, life purpose, the nature of suffering, religious intolerance and death. They do so against the backdrop of a society in flux and amidst growing religious polarization and disengagement.