Beyond Religious Stereotypes

Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
at IUPUI, Campus Center
Rm. 409, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Fee for parking.

Arts, Religion
Event Format:
Discussion, Film/Video, Panel
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30)

Event Description:

Stereotypes are one of the most destructive examples of limited imagination. Join local young adults as they seek to dispel religious stereotypes and increase interfaith understanding in a creative program of theater, music, video, and moderated dialogue. A clip of a couple being stoned to death in “The Kite Runner” will address the differences between religious and cultural expressions of Islam; a scene from “Angels in America” will address the intersection of Mormonism and sexual identity; and a session on chanting will illuminate the importance of education in understanding religious intent. A panel of young adults representing American Indian, atheist, Bahá’í, Christian, Jewish, and Quaker traditions will discuss the impact of spiritual identity in everyday life. Free. Presented by IUPUI Office of Campus and Community Life; Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation; The Church Within; Focolare Movement; Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries; Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation; and Nur-Allah Islamic Center. Questions? Call 317-274-3931 or e-mail