Webinar Conversation: Speaking Truth to Power and to Each Other in the Post-Truth Era, Christian Perspective

An international group of six leaders from different walks of life and professions are sharing their understanding and experience, as followers of Jesus, on “Speaking Truth to Power and Each Other in the Post-Truth Era.”

Today we are surrounded by confusing voices as to what constitutes evil and what constitutes good. Consequently, any Christians are are either resigning themselves to passivity from any social or political engagement, or they are acting selectively, preferentially in their choices of engagement. Or, they are vocally polarized as they speak and act from very much opposing and incompatible platforms of “truth”, often voicing cognitive dissonance rather that pursuing Jesus consistently and with deliberation. We, Christians, have to admit that we too have often contributed to growing social and political confusion.

Our panelists are addressing questions such as: Should we, Christians, followers of Jesus, stand publicly and actively for social justice, including standing for immigrants, refugees, homeless, minorities, and against systematic racism, racial supremacism, nationalism, and other forms of inhumanity and social deviations? Or, should we pray only, and remain quiet, neutral, safe?

Our panelists are Camilla Bocaniala, the co-founder of Polylogos, a community bridge-building association in Romania, and social activist in peace-building and reconciliation; Liviu Bocaniala, President of Polylogos Association and artist; Heather Staff, a political advisor on refugee, asylum and migration policy for a member of the UK Parliament; Hermund Haaland, cofounder and International Director for Tanskmien Skaperkraft in Norway, and a Production Manager of a recently published book “Is God a Populist”; Edlira Cepani, human rights activist and community organizer in Albania; and, Zdravko Plantak, Professor of Ethical Studies at the Loma Linda University, USA, and the author of the book “The silent Church”.

Join us for the coming Youtube and Facebook premiere, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5.00pm GMT.

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.
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