VaCA-CIE Film - "Us and Them: Religious Rivalry in America "

Where University Commons, 170, MainStage Theater

Duration 2 hours

ANGERED by the barrage of attacks on his faith and desperate for answers, Bryan Hall, a devout Mormon, travels into the heart of the Bible Belt to discover for himself what it means to be a “Christian.”
The world he discovers is more terrifying and heartwarming than he ever could have imagined. Somewhere between the growing movement to establish a Christian Nation and those who believe Christ’s Kingdom is not of this world, the lines between fanaticism and devotion are easily blurred.

Ultimately, Hall is forced to face the same questions that he is lancing at his religious rivals. Us and Them challenges viewers to ask themselves the most difficult and revealing question in all of Christianity: Must you – really – love your enemies to be a true disciple of Christ?

Dr. C. Randall Paul, Founder and President of The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy (FRD), will be present for a talk back following this film. Dr. Paul has lectured and written widely on healthy methods for engaging differences in religions and ideologies.

This is the last in a series of five interfaith and/or intercultural films this weekend.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Center-for-Interfaith-Engagement, FILM, Arts

Contact Information

Name Visual & Communication Arts

Phone # 540.432.4360