God in America National Symposium on Religious Literacy

Date: September 28, 2010

Location:
Annenberg Theater at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

Description:

On September 28, 2010, there will be a exclusive screening of the upcoming documentary series God in America followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The event will be held at the Annenberg Theater, Newseum in Washington, DC.  Pew provided financial support for the documentary. WGBH is hosting the event in conjunction with the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Religious Freedom Education Project
This screening is open to the public, but space is limited so an RSVP is required; Please RSVP via e-mail to sara_giustini@wgbh.org.

Details:
6 PM   Reception
7 PM   Special Screening followed by Q & A with the filmmakers

About the Film:
God in America explores the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America. A co-production of American Experience and FRONTLINE, the six-hour series airs October 11-13 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. The series examines the potent and complex interaction between religion and democracy, the origins of the American concept of religious liberty, and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the nation's courts and political arena. The films also consider the role religious ideas and institutions have played in social reform movements from abolition to civil rights, examining the impact of religious faith on conflicts from the American Revolution to the Cold War, and how guarantees of religious freedom created a competitive American religious marketplace.

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