Campus Connect continues ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell’ documentary project

On Oct. 11, Abigail Disney screened "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," her documentary on the “extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women – Christian and Muslim united – that came together in the midst of a bloody civil war…and brought peace to their shattered country armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions.”

Prior to the documentary screening, Abigail participated in a round-table discussion with new Americans, city planners working on Smart City development for Syracuse, and Syracuse University faculty and students. She reflected on the discussion, commenting that the community has the opportunity to develop a more caring economy as we develop new technological initiatives. There are plans to continue this conversation as Smart City developments evolve.

The event was held at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 873 Dewitt Street in the North Side of Syracuse to encourage community-wide participation. The event was co-sponsored by the Northside Learning Center, Newland Center, and Hendricks Chapel.

Thank you to all the students who made this event possible. They were inspired to share the program with their peers.

A second screening of the film took place on Thursday, Dec. 5 on campus. The screening was presented by Campus Connect and the Muslim Student Association of SU with support from the Lutheran Campus Ministry and Muslim Chaplaincy.

Campus Connect and Lutheran Campus Ministry continued the conversation on the film with an Instagram contest that encouraged students to share their stories of empowered women in their lives. The winner will have their story read by Abigail Disney on her social media platforms!