Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

A New View Film Series

After a screening of “Backs against the Wall: The Thurman Howard Story,” CIC’s John Clark leads a discussion with Rev. Tommy Brown and Bishop Damon Roach about how Howard shaped their lives

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series — a partnership between the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation — journeys outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through films. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the film.

Some of the Films that have been part of A New View film series
  • Rising from the Ashes
  • Lemon Tree
  • Redemption of General Butt-Head
  • Dancing in Jaffa
  • Inuk
  • The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
  • Inocente
  • Service to Man
  • Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story
  • Arranged
  • Beyond Right and Wrong
  • The Citizen
  • Sonita
  • Dakota 38
  • The Dhamma Brothers
  • The Heart of Nuba
  • Backs against the Wall: the Thurman Howard Story
  • Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa

A VIRTUAL NEW VIEW FILM SERIES—SPRING 2021

Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of four films and seeks to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience. 

The Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation continue to co-sponsor this unique webinar series to promote understanding and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00–9:00 PM

What Do You Believe Now?

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 What do you believe now?

What happens to your spiritual and religious beliefs over time? Seventeen years after the 2002 documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? in which six diverse American teenagers shared their spiritual struggles and aspirations a new documentary revisits how their beliefs have changed. In this new “before and after” film WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota, and Buddhist offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers, life purpose, the nature of suffering, religious intolerance and death. They do so against the backdrop of a society in flux and amidst growing religious polarization and disengagement.