London Thinks: The Theology And Ethics Of Star Wars

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London Thinks: The Theology And Ethics Of Star Wars
Was Yoda based on a biblical character? Find out more at Conway Hall. Image: David Durán

Is Obi Wan Kenobi a spirit guide or a radical preacher inciting terror? Are God and the devil represented by the two sides of The Force? And is Han Solo really a humanist?

Head to Conway Hall for London Thinks: The Theology And Ethics Of Star Wars, an analysis into Star Wars's key moments with a focus on its spirituality. From the mystical Force to the jihad raging between Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, an expert panel will deconstruct the series' belief systems, exploring the ever-present mystical motifs — spirits, priests and telekinesis.

Join Anglican priest Rev. Giles Fraser, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou and Andrew Copson (Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association) as they analyse the theology and ethics behind the world's most successful movie series. Uncover the mysteries of The Force this March, but remember Yoda's advice: "when you look at the Dark side, careful you must be".

London Thinks: The Theology and Ethics of Star Wars is at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL on 24 March, 7.30pm. Tickets £5-£10.

Last Updated 16 February 2016