Film Series ‘Beyond Religion’ ( Oklahoma City University )

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s series will open its 33rd year at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 with Kore-eda Hirokazu’s “Like Father, Like Son” in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business. The school is located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue.

The theme of this year’s season is based on a book by the Dali Lama titled “Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World.” Harbour Winn, director of the series, said the theme is intended to help participants consider the benefits of religion in offering moral guidance and meaning for life.

“The Dali Lama thinks that in ‘today’s secular world religion alone is no longer adequate as a basis for ethics’ because many people no longer follow the belief system of any religion,” Winn said. “In addition, in today’s globalized world of multicultural traditions, ethics based on only one religion would appeal only to some of us. Firmly believing that moral values cannot be imposed from outside, he searches for a way of thinking about ethics and spirituality beyond religion.”

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