Press Release for Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Distinguished Voices Lecture Series Features 'Enemy of the Reich'
Media Contact: Jessica Scott,
Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
University of North Florida and Better Together at UNF will co-host a screening
and discussion of the film, “Enemy of the Reich,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28,
in the Andrew A. Robinson, Jr. Theater at UNF, as part of the 2014
Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.
by Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, “Enemy of the Reich” is the true
story of Noor
Inayat Khan, a young Muslim woman who sacrificed her life to fight against Nazi
domination. Khan, who grew up in a home that fostered interfaith dialogue and
cooperation, put her values into action by joining Winston Churchill’s covert
operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory.
“This extraordinary, student-led experience combines
film with an intergenerational living-room-style conversation across
worldviews,” said Dr. Tarah Trueblood, UNF Interfaith Center director. “It’s an
exploration into the meaning and purpose of life – and what values might be
worth risking it.”
Following the viewing, UNF President John A. Delaney
will facilitate a discussion among a panel comprised of UNF Interfaith
students, Cheryl Tupper of OneJax
Institute at UNF and Arthur Vining
Davis Foundation, Rabbi Jonathan
Lubliner of Jacksonville Jewish Center, and Alex Kronemer, one of the film’s producers. They will
discuss the driving forces behind the film’s creation and explore a more
inclusive definition of faith as the human activity of meaning-making.
All Distinguished Voices lectures are free and open to
the public; however, an e-ticket is required. To obtain an e-ticket, visit
or call (904)
mission of the UNF Interfaith Center is t
o engage the UNF campus
around religious pluralism, support
the religious and non-religious identities of students and provide distinctive
programs and services for students to voice values, engage with others, act
together and lead others to do likewise.
university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers
students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to
build their own futures through a well-rounded education.