Toledo, March 1, 2013 -- Toledo Faith & Values (ToledoFAVS.com), a nonsectarian, nonprofit news site covering religion and spirituality in the Toledo area, presents the documentary film series “Faith Under Fire: Documentary Films on Religion’s Hot Topics” in April.
One movie will be shown at 6 p.m. each Saturday in April, 2013, at Calvary Church (the former Maumee 18 Cineplex), 1360 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio 43537.
Each week, local experts will discuss the issues and take questions from the audience.
David Yonke, editor of Toledo Faith & Values, will serve as host and moderator. Contact him at 419-346-1007 or David.Yonke@ReligionNews.com
April 6: “Hitchens v. Blair: Is Religion a Voice for Good?” -- A debate between atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian Tony Blair, filmed in Toronto on Nov. 26, 2010.
Speakers: The Rev. Dr. Julian Davies, former atheist and professor, now pastor of the University Church, Toledo, and Peg Clancy, facilitator of the Toledo-area chapter of Recovering From Religion.
April 13: ”Father of Lights: Who is God?” -- Director Darren Wilson , a native of Monroe, Mich., “peels back the many layers of religious garbage” to find God’s true character.
Speakers: Bill and Barb Herzog, co-pastors of Toledo Vineyard Church
April 20: ”Twist of Faith” -- An Academy Award-nominated film in which Toledo firefighter Tony Comes confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Toledo priest, only to find his decision shatters his relationships with family, community and faith.
Speakers: Tony Comes, Toledo firefighter featured in the film, and Claudia Vercellotti of the Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests.
April 27: “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” -- Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Bergman, professor at Northwest State Community College and author of “Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth about Killing the Careers of Darwin Doubters.”
Suggested donation is $10 per film. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit, nonsectarian religion news website, ToledoFAVS.com, one of five FAVS sites operated nationwide by Religion News LLC, a nonprofit affiliate of the Religion News Service.April 6: