Workshop: "'Star Wars' and the Spiritual Life (or, How 'Star Wars' Can Make Us Happier, Better People)" with Jim McDermott, S.J.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:30am to 11:30am

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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For decades, the Star Wars films have captured our imaginations. Not only have they taken us to amazing worlds and adventures a long time ago and far far away, they've offered us insight into our own big questions - What leads a person towards the good or the dark? Is forgiveness a fool's errand? And when you come to the big forks in the road, how do you decide which way to turn?

Join us for a morning of conversation on some of the big ideas of the Star Wars saga, and how they can nourish our own spiritual lives.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click here). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

About the Speaker
Rev. James McDermott, S.J. studied literature at Marquette and Harvard University and Old Testament and Liturgy at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. A former Associate Editor of America Magazine, Fr. McDermott recently completed his M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLA. For the last three years he has worked in the development department of the AMC network. He recently sold his first TV pilot. Fr. McDermott can be found on Twitter at @PopCulturPriest.

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