The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences

Past Events

Religion in Prison: Film Screening of "If I Give My Soul" and Interfaith Conversation with Andrew Johnson and local prison chaplains.

Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning Film Screening and Discussion



February 19, 2014; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


University of St. Thomas
Woulfe Alumni Hall North (378A), Anderson Student Center
St. Paul Campus


Free and open to the public

Event Notes:

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center

“If I Give My Soul: Pentacostalism in the Prisons of Rio” captures the powerful role religion plays in the prisons of Rio de Janeiro.  In particular, this film documents Andrew Johnson’s work on why Pentecostalism thrives among inmate populations and the social consequences of charismatic Christianity for prisoners.  Following the film screening, local prison chaplains -- Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Rashed Ferdous, Robert A. Klanderud, -- from the Jewish, Muslim, and Dakota and Lakota traditions will join Johnson in a discussion on the role of religion inside prisons in Minnesota and abroad.