“As Americans grapple with the unreality of the new administration, George Orwell’s “1984” has enjoyed a resurgence of interest, becoming a surprise best seller and an invaluable guide to our post-factual world.”   - Charles J. Sykes, Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying
 
Are we living in the dystopian worlds described by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley? Both 1984 and Brave New World present us with striking similarities to the postmodern world of Brexit and Trump. What is truth in a world of “alternative facts?” What is real and what is “fake?” Join us for a discussion of these still relevant novels and what they may have to say to us about 21st century western democracies and the challenges they present to living an authentic life.
 
Patricia Speier, DMin
Jun 7, 14 (W)
9:30am-11am
$50 (Pre-registration required
 
Patricia Speier, DMin, is Director of the Seton Cove and Director of Formation for the Seton Healthcare Family. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed the Leadership Pilgrimage, a year long intensive for leaders in all fields (business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its 13th year. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur.

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