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9/11 Event - David Ray Griffin in Santa Rosa
Date Sunday October 03
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Presbyterian Church of the Roses (2500 Patio Court, SR, just off Farmer's Lane behind Albertsons)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
David Ray Griffin of Claremont School of Theology (Emeritus) is coming to Santa Rosa Sunday afternoon (Oct 3rd).

Author and editor of 25 books, Griffin was, before his recent retirement, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont for 31 years. He is an advocate of process theology and has given special attention to the problem of evil, Jesus and christology, science and theology, and ecology and religion. Two of his most recent books are entitled Reenchantment without Supernaturalism: A Process Philosophy of Religion, and Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith.

So why is Griffin coming to keynote a forum on "Truth and Politics: Unanswered Questions about 9/11"? Because another topic to which he has devoted himself over the past decade has been theology and politics, with particular attention to the need for global democracy. After 9/11, he began an intensive study of US imperialism. In the course of that investigation, he came across evidence suggesting that the attacks of 9/11 may have been arranged by the Bush administration as a pretext to further its imperialistic goals. Out of this study he wrote The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, which entirely through word-of mouth publicity--it has yet to be reviewed in a mainstream newspaper or magazine--has become something of a best-seller. It is widely considered the best introduction to the Problems with the official account of 9/11. Now Griffin has written another book on the subject, this one taking a critical look at The 9/11 Commission Report.

His talk will be based primarily on this forthcoming book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

In addition to Griffin, the forum will hear from Derrill Bodley, father of Deora Bodley, who died on 9/11 in the crash of United Flight 93. Then a panel, including Peter Phillips (Project Censored/SSU), William Haigwood (Sonoma West Times & News), and Bonnie Faulkner (host of Guns & Butter, KQED Public Affairs Show), will question Griffin and Bodley, followed by questions from the audience.

As active members of the Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministerial Association I hope you can join us at this very timely event next Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church of the Roses (2500 Patio Court, SR, just off Farmer's Lane behind Albertsons), 2:00-4:30 pm. Feel free to invite other members of your religious community. There is no admission fee, only a freewill offering to cover expenses. For additional information, Contact me, Rev. Paul Burks, at Friends House, 684 Benicia Drive #53, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; 707-576-6653, or pburks@earthlight.org.

Sponsors of this event include :

the Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Advocates for Social Justice (SR)
the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County
Alliance for Democracy
PeaceWorkers
World Stewardship Institute
Origin Press
Veterans for Peace
Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 1st, 2004 5:26 PM
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