Panel Discussion and World Premiere of the The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Panel Discussion and World Premiere of the The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

I am privileged to be part of a panel discussion with a group of eminent UNC professors to accompany the world premiere of the National Geographic Channel six-part series, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” (who is not God himself but has played God in the movies) taking place at UNC-Chapel Hill tomorrow evening. The announcement (and trailer) are below:Ng.story Of God

A world premiere and panel discussion of the National Geographic Channel six-part series, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on March 23.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. for the campus event.

The series will air on the National Geographic Channel beginning April 3.

“The Story of God will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between.”

The on-campus screening will also feature a panel discussion with James Younger, producer of the series, as well as UNC faculty members/Ph.D. students:

  • Jodi Magness (Early Judaism),
  • Jason Staples (Early Christianity),
  • Brendan Thornton (Religion in the Americas),
  • Carl Ernst (Islam),
  • Lauren Leve (Buddhism and Hinduism).

The event is hosted by the UNC department of religious studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in partnership with “Different Drummer.”

– See more at: http://college.unc.edu/2016/03/18/the-story-of-god-premiere-screening-and-discussion-march-23/#sthash.wi5kFMGF.dpuf

Here’s the trailer:

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