Hospitality as Public Education
Host a Community Screening
Promote the public understanding of religion by hosting a screening of one of our partners’ films or television programs. Licensing agreements include public performance rights for (1) digital streaming for groups and (2) digital delivery of the film for institutional licensing. Both licenses come with educational materials and a mobile app. Schedule an expert to speak at your online or onsite event.
Choose one of our timely and timeless documentaries about religion and public life.
Watch the film together and use discussion questions to facilitate a community conversation.
Send invites and include the date and time of the online or onsite event.
Use the ReligionAndPublicLife.org mobile app and social learning community to stay connected.
STRANGER / SISTER (39 minutes)
A documentary film by Kirsten Kelly & Katie Taber
A Transform Films Production
The United States is experiencing a surge in hate crimes as a tide of white supremacy gathers momentum nationwide. Muslim and Jewish communities are particularly at risk. Stranger/Sister is the story of two ordinary women, one Muslim and one Jewish, who dare to believe they can join hands to stop the wave of hate. Overcoming a long history of distrust between their two religions, they build a movement that turns strangers into sisters, challenging our assumptions about how to fight hate in America. Intimately following women from Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom chapters in Austin, Chicago, and across the Nation, the Sisters build a powerful network of hope in a time of chaos and hate.
Filmed over the course of three years, Emmy-winning filmmakers, Kirsten Kelly and Katie Taber have worked with Sisters from across the nation to capture this powerful story. In Fall 2020, the film is launching a multi-year screening and engagement campaign, working with an exciting list of partners such as The Pluralism Project at Harvard and Southern Poverty Law Center, among many others.
◆ A recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic found that 1 in 5 Americans seldom or never interact with someone who does not share their race or ethnicity (21%) or religion (22%).
◆ Approximately 1 in 4 Americans seldom or never interact with someone who does not share their political party (23%), and 1 in 3 Americans say they seldom or never interact with someone who does not share their sexual orientation (31%).
◆ Similarly, a vast majority of Americans believe the country is somewhat or very divided by a variety of factors, including race and ethnicity (83%), politics (91%), and religion (77%).
Odyssey Impact is honored to have partnered with The Pluralism Project at Harvard University on the creation of the Classroom Discussion Guide. They are honored to have partnered with Janet Penn (Director of Resource Development and Training, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom) and Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace (Pluralism Project and Tufts University) on the creation of the Community and Faith-Based Screenings Discussion and Resource Guide.
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Schedule an online or onsite event with Liz Kineke, an award-winning journalist and television producer.
During her fourteen-year tenure as producer and writer for the CBS Religion & Culture series, she created 45 half-hour shows that looked at faith and religion as they relate to racism, white supremacy, climate change, immigration, and cultural heritage, among other timely issues.
Her most recent reporting can be found in Religion News Service (RNS), Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and AP Global Religion.
A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, she spent the early part of her career working for foreign broadcasters in the US as well as pioneering TV journalist Linda Ellerbee and the Associated Press Television News.
She is the recipient of seven Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards and three Religion News Association awards. She also received a Henry Luce Foundation Public Theologies of Technology and Presence grant.
The following episodes are available to stream for free via the CBS website or youtube channel. Show them in your classroom or community and invite Lis Kineke to speak at your online or onsite event.
- Faith on the Frontlines (27 minutes)
- Deconstructing My Religion (27 minutes)
- Religion & Identity in Young America (27 minutes)
- How We Remember (27 minutes)
- Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality (27 minutes)
- Race, Religion & Resistance (27 minutes)
- Protecting the Sacred (27 minutes)
- Beyond Tolerance (27 minutes)
- Religion, Art & Cultural Heritage (27 minutes)
- Religion & Democracy (27 minutes)