"Here I Stand"
Honesty, Authenticity, and Conscience
In an era being described as ‘post-truth’, what does it mean to be honest? In an age where forms of media have become a fact of everyday life for many through digital technology, what does it mean to be authentic?
These contemporary questions have precedents lying at the centre of the Protestant Reformation, currently celebrating its quincentennial year, which sought ultimately to uncover the honest and authentic heart of Christianity. Luther famously claimed his conscience had led him to state: ‘Here I stand, I can do no other’, in a statement which echoes the approach of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who sought honesty, authenticity and conscientious conviction in a society where truth had lost all meaning.
Join us as we explore these themes and figures and contemplate perennial questions of human life: how to be honest, authentic, and true to conscience, in everyday life.
Music by the King Cave Project
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Kirche 50 Dacres Rd Forest Hill London SE23 2NR
13.30 Welcome (Frank Hirth)
13.45 Ulrich Lincoln on Bonhoeffer: Honesty in times of post-truth politics
15.00 Music by the King Cave Project
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Ken Walker on Authenticity: Who am I? Bonhoeffer’s question that doesn’t go away
16.30 Coffee Break
16.45 Jacob Philipps, St Mary’s University Twickenham: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther on Conscience
17.30 Music by the King Cave Project
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There is no charge. Everybody is invited to join the talks, music and fellowship!
The Bonhoeffer Day is hosted by the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Centre London (DBCL) at the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Kirche.
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