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Movie Screenings and Discussions Series with Nicole Foy, Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, and Dhawn Martin


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: Three Tuesdays, May 1, 8, and 15

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $15 (for panel discussions following films)

Enrollment: 12 min./40 max.

Register by: Apr. 24

Tuesday, May 1: God and Governing. This Texas Tribune documentary explores the role of faith in policy formation in the Texas Legislature. Leading the discussion afterwards is Nicole Foy of the Women’s Global Connection (WGC), a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. WGC is a nonprofit promoting the learning and leadership capacity of women locally and globally. She was formerly a journalist covering politics, health policy and medicine at the San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Indianapolis Star and the Omaha World Herald. She helped create a campaign to rebuild homes and schools in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Tuesday, May 8: Trembling Before G-d. A discussion of this film, which explores the experiences of Orthodox Jews who are homosexual, is led by Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth-El, San Antonio. He retired in 2002 after 26 years as its Senior Rabbi, and is the author of Making the Timeless Timely: Thoughts and Reflections of a Contemporary Reform Rabbi, as well as Boundaries, Not Barriers: Some Uniquely Jewish Perspectives on Life.

Tuesday, May 15: Theologians Under Hitler. The Executive Director of the SoL Center, Dhawn Martin, Ph.D., leads the discussion of this film, which explores the complicity of certain faith leaders and theologies with the Third Reich. She has taught courses in Civic Engagement, Peace and Power, and Utopias and Dystopias at Drew University, Elon University, and St. Mary’s University, and Hanover College. Her areas of study are political theology and peace-making.