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Same God banner: Dr. Larycia Hawkins in a hijab formed from a collage of headlines and images.

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • 6:15 PM–9:00 PM
  • Off Campus
  • $5.00

West Michigan documentary premiere of Same God by Linda Midgett, with panel discussion following.

In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity….we worship the Same God.”

Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? “Same God,” directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump.

Learn more about this film by visiting

This event is being co-sponsored by:

Studio C | Kaufman Interfaith Institute | The Colossian Forum | Paul B. Henry Institute
Kickasspirational Podcast | Calvin College Center for Social Research


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  • Celebration Cinema North
  • 2121 Celebration Dr NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 49525
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