I’ve loved Star Wars since childhood. I remember my father taking my younger brother and me to Return of the Jedi. I remember collecting proofs of purchase to send away for exclusive Kenner action figures. Today, the John Williams opening theme still sets my imagination afire, and I find joy in watching new generations discover the Star Wars stories.
Last fall, I moderated a panel, Jedi & Jesuits, exploring the religious and spiritual themes of the Star Wars universe. (Yes, this is my job!) We had a great time and promised to reconvene after The Rise of Skywalker. Disney released the movie for purchase last month–earlier than expected–to give fans a distraction during the coronavirus quarantine.
Hoping to provide a distraction for our audience as well (and for FREE), the original band–Jack Jenkins, National Reporter, Religion News Service; Dr. Kathryn Reklis, Associate Professor, Fordham University Department of Theology; Jim McDermott, S.J., America Media; and yours truly–got back together to chat about The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and other happenings in the Star Wars universe for a recent episode of CRC Chats.
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