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October 20, 2016

#ext17 Film Screening: No Joke

by tbuegler

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At Extravaganza 2017, we’ll have the opportunity to screen a brand new documentary called “No Joke.”  It’s a film about 3 religious leaders from Peoria, Illinois, a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim Imam and a Christian pastor, who have all become close friends.  And it’s about how their understanding of each other’s faiths, and their approach to interfaith conversation has been shifted by their friendship.

It’s a powerful opportunity for us to rethink how we approach interfaith dialog…an area that the church has traditionally stepped into carefully.

The film will be screened in the Grand Ballroom of the hotel on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm of the E, as one of several different options offered during that time.  One of the film’s producers will be with us, and we are hopeful that one, two or all three of the  religious leaders from Peoria will be with us as well, to participate in a Q&A following the screening.

More information on the event at the E, including a film trailer and links to the film’s web site can be found at www.elcaymnet.org/NoJoke

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