Beyond Polarization: World Events Seen through the Lens of Anthroposophy

Mar 28, 2022 7:00PM—9:00PM


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Cost Free, $15 suggested donations

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If we look at almost any issue of our time, humanity is deeply polarized: global warming, racism, war in Ukraine, covid, red states/blue states, the Middle East… even our news outlets mostly fall in one camp or another. Yet this state of constant polarization actually hinders any resolution of the challenges we so desperately need to address. How can we learn to see “the other” with the same interest as we feel for ourselves? How can we see ourselves with the same critical discernment as we see others? How can we move from mild interest to compassion to true empathy? How can we learn to fight the inner battles before we jump to conclusions or take action? How can we begin to develop the soul capacities needed for this work?

With the help of participants, this presentation will pose some of the questions of our time and use the insights and methods provided by anthroposophy to help us in this life we have chosen.

TORIN M. FINSER, Ph.D., is a former General Secretary of The Anthroposophical Society in North America, Director of the Waldorf Teacher Education Program at Antioch University New England, and a founding member of the Center for Anthroposophy, Collaborative Leadership Training. He has been an educator for three decades and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Asia, Europe, and throughout North America. He has consulted with many public and Waldorf schools in areas of facilitating change, designing mentoring and evaluation programs, and leadership development. Dr. Finser is the author of numerous books, including The False Door between Life and Death: Supporting Grieving Students, Teachers, and Parents (2019), Parables (2018), Education for Nonviolence: The Waldorf Way (2017), Leadership Development: Change from the Inside Out (2016).

Monday, March 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) via Zoom

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The event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch.
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