Future of Faith: A 3-Part Series for Church Communities
Auburn Media in partnership with Brick Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 7pm.
Church attendance and membership is falling…fast. More and more people are claiming to be “spiritual” but not “religious.” Religion and the state have never been more at odds. The most pressing question remains: What is the future of faith? Join Auburn Media in partnership with Brick Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church for a film and speaker series featuring author and filmmaker Irshad Manji; media contributor and technology expert Ari Wallach; and Sundance Film Festival-nominated filmmaker and Auburn Media Senior Director Macky Alston. Each session will feature a film excerpt, lecture and discussion.
• FEBRUARY 7 – Film and Conversation: Irshad Manji, 7:00pm
(Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church)
Author, filmmaker and speaker Irshad Manji speaks about her Muslim faith and efforts throughout the world to promote Muslim reform and moral courage. Irshad will share a selected clip from her PBS film Faith Without Fear and will discuss her new book Allah, Liberty and Love.
• MARCH 13 – Conversation: Ari Wallach, 7:00pm
(Brick Presbyterian Church)
Media contributor Ari Wallach is an organizer at the intersection of business, politics and technology and speaks about upcoming trends in identifying as religious versus spiritual. Wallach was the co-founder of The Great Schlep with Sarah Silverman, organizing young adult Jews to pursuade their grandparents vote for Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.
• APRIL 17 – Film and Conversation: “Love Free or Die”, 7:00pm
(First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York)
Filmmaker Macky Alston will premiere a selected clip from his upcoming Sundance Film Festival nominated film that will premiere on PBS in fall 2012. “Love Free or Die” is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and his partner Mark. The film follows Bishop Gene Robinson’s personal story as American churches debate whether or not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God.
Join us for Future of Faith! For more information contact Rev. Kellie Anderson-Picallo at Auburn Media.