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When was the last time you got together with a neighborhood group, community organization, book club or Bible study group to watch a film that challenged what you know about American history?

The national broadcast of God in America offers a unique opportunity to re-examine the lessons most of us learned in school. Believers and nonbelievers alike will find much to discuss in the program's documentary footage, historical dramatization and interviews with religious historians.

Viewing Party Toolkit
According to Stephen Prothero, chief editorial consultant for God in America, professor of religion at Boston University, and author of Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- And Doesn't, "Americans are awash in a sea of faith, but their knowledge about religious faiths and religious history often runs as shallow as their commitment to religion runs deep."

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Invite your friends and neighbors to debate this at a small group discussion before watching the premiere of God in America. Test your religious literacy with Professor Prothero's Religious Literacy Quiz, available as part of our viewing party toolkit. The toolkit also contains an event checklist, invitation templates and flyers, tips for hosting a robust discussion, small group and individual reflections, and more.

Download the viewing party toolkit here (PDF).


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Major funding for God in America provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.  Additional funding provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. God in America is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.
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Published October 11, 2010

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