Are We There Yet? Film Screening on October 6th
When the Christians are storming the Capitol, sexually abusing parishioners, and protecting power over people, something’s gotta change. Join us for a screening of “Are We There Yet?” a documentary short film by Marisa Prince & Calvin Lee, who will be present for a Q&A after the film.
October 6, 2022
at the Gateway Film Center
From the filmmakers:
When the Christians are storming the Capitol, sexually abusing parishioners, and protecting power over people, something’s gotta change.
The American Christian Church needs vibrant spaces geared towards Believers of Color, Next-Gen Christians (18-45) and supporters of justice for all. We need challenging content for Jesus-people who know racism, sexism, poverty and inequity are incompatible with our faith – and can be eradicated within our lifetime. And we need innovation and healing that comes from bringing wide tents of creative, problem-solving Believers together on behalf of the most urgent challenges of our day.
We have an appetite for fresh spaces and content that grapple with how our faith can engage the world and shape the future of the Church. There’s a hunger for honesty, equity, freedom and justice in our faith communities, our world and in the media we consume.
Calvin & I envision a wide-tent Church – free from its own bondage, and choosing to see beyond itself – moving collectively to eradicate inequity in our world. We pray our content cultivates bold leaders unafraid to speak truth to power, who will lead the American Christian Church to become an intentional champion for freedom and necessary change.
In 2022, in response to COVID, our Racial Reckoning, the political divide and economic strife, the American Christian Church is either growing and changing, or standing still and slowly dying. Regardless of how we feel, our way forward lies together. So who do we want to be, and where will we go from here? I hope Are We There YET challenges the contemporary Church to begin assessing its American origin story, and the foundational values that impact its value and treatment of all people.Marisa Prince
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