Interreligious dialogue group to host film screening Oct. 18

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:15pm

 MOBILE, Ala. – Trialogue of Mobile will host a movie screening of the documentary “God in the Box” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the LeBlanc Ballroom, located in the Student Center on the Spring Hill College campus. 

“God in the Box” explores the mystery and controversy behind what God looks like and means to us as Americans in the 21st century. In the midst of today’s fractured and confusing claims on God, the documentary asserts two basic questions: What does God mean to you? What does God look like to you?

The filmmakers embark on a cross-country journey with their small, mobile studio (and main character), The Box. They invite people to step inside and share what they see in their mind’s eye, and if possible, draw what God looks like to them. Along their journey, the filmmakers set The Box up on iconic street corners and diverse locations across America.

A remarkable collection of scholars, religious leaders and a mythologist help examine the material and put it into a historical and relevant context. The surprises and revelations about our current interpretations of God come to light, as small glimpses inside the minds of others helps illuminate a much bigger picture.

Trialogue of Mobile is a grassroots organization that brings Muslims, Jews and Christians together several times a year for face-to-face dialogue. Trialogue is now three years old and has had great success in bringing increased interreligious understanding for the adherents of the three Abrahamic religions regarding the others.

Refreshments will be available, and there is no charge to attend.

For more information, contact the Department of Theology at (251) 380-4458 or theology@shc.edu. Or, visit the film’s Web site, www.godinthebox.com.