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Book Launch: Silence is Not the Answer
October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Join CPS, Process & Faith, and the Center for Lutheran Studies for this fall’s Book Club. Celebrate this new book with a Q&A session, discussion about how to use the book, and dinner. The event is free but reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Send RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- George S. Johnson (CST alum)
- Vivian Johnson
- Thom Johnson (CST Alum & Director of CST Center for Lutheran Studies)
- Brenda Bos (CST Alum)
- John B. Cobb, Jr (Professor Emeritus)
In this age of confusion, fear, and conflict, speaking up is more important than ever. If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have enough information about an issue, that you should wait to see what others do first, or that your voice won’t make a difference, you’re not alone. Silence Is Not the Answer is a collection of prophetic voices urging us to wake up, notice what is happening, and take a stand. The book offers viewpoints from a variety of writers who call us to make our voices heard on critical justice issues. Walter Brueggemann, Bishop Herbert Chilstrom, Christine M. Smith, John Cobb, Jim Wallis, and others encourage us to break the silence not by shouting down others but by starting a real conversation. Here’s your chance to speak up, make better choices, and make your voice heard. Even one voice can start an avalanche of change. We need to read and listen and then speak out for causes that we think are important.
George Johnson received his PhD from Claremont School of Theology and has also received the distinguished Alumni award. An ordained pastor in the ELCA, he has served numerous congregations and was the director of the Lutheran Church hunger program from 1980-87. In this position he worked closely with C. Dean Freudenberger on how to solve hunger issues in Africa through sustainable farming and fish hatcheries. Johnson founded and was director of Third World Opportunities, where he took groups to Mexico for service projects. He has published numerous books including; The Courage to Think Differently (20013), Beyond Guilt: Christian Response to Suffering (2000). He is a tireless advocate for justice and is deeply respected by his renowned colleagues who are included in the impressive list of authors in his newest book Silence is Not the Answer.