Sunday, January 31, 2010

Our Monthly Fireside

Contributed by Betty Frost (for the Dunnville Chronicle)

To the Editor

This coming Wednesday, February 10th there will be a meeting in the Garfield Disher Room at 8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Haldimand Baha’i community.  We are very fortunate to have as our speaker, Terry Spratt, whose knowledge not only of the Baha’i teachings but of history and the current world condition is quite vast.  Those of us who have heard him speak here before have always been impressed with how articulate and knowledgeable he is.  His background is in Philosophy, teaching English literature and the study of world religions.  His graduate interest was in International Relations. Terry has travelled extensively, visiting at least 18 countries.

When asked to give a brief summary about his subject, he was very brief indeed - stating that he will focus on Religion as the basis/impulse of civilization with attention to current history which reflects the decline of culture and rise of mediocrity and spectacle.  With this as a general background, he will also bring in the challenging question of what happened in Haiti.  No doubt his summation of the situation will not only be centered on that unfortunate country, but on why it should have happened and what responsibility the rest of the world has to prevent a similar

There will be an opportunity for questions and a social period with the usual refreshments.  Please join us for what we believe will be an illuminating evening.

Betty Frost
Haldimand Baha’i community

Wednesday, Feb. 10th

An interesting speaker will again come to Dunnville - Terry Spratt - whose background in Philosophy, teaching of English literature and a study of International Relations will provide him with tools needed to speak on the subject of “Religion as the basis/impulse of civilization with attention on current history with the decline of culture and the rise of mediocrity and spectacle.”  The meeting will start at 8:00 p.m. in the Garfield Disher room of Dunnville’s library.  All are welcome.  Sponsored by the Haldimand Baha’i community.

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