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, a two-time Emmy-award winning writer and director, explores the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump.
Date & Time: October 6, 2019, 2pm
Location: American Islamic College (Auditorium)
640 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613
Free, Limited Parking located in the rear of the main building at address, 613 W. Bittersweet Pl.
Additional Details: Refreshments will be provided.
This event is sponsored by The InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary along with American Islamic College and The Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace & Justice at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.