“The Story of God”: Premiere Screening and Discussion March 23

story of God posterA 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.”

Watch a trailer.