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May 28: "Facts, Fake News and Christian Responsability"

Fake news has always been with us. But during the election campaign of 2016, fake news and its kin, alternative facts, became so central to the political debate that no one seemed trustworthy any more – certainly not politicians or the media. Fact-checking became a growth industry, but nobody seemed to care. Opinion and entertainment became more popular than real news. Commentators noted that the word “morality” was no longer in common usage. Bearing false witness against your neighbor seemed to have become the least-honored commandment. How did we get here, and what is the responsibility of Christians to seek out facts and tell the truth, even when it contradicts our prejudices? Parishioners Thomas -Xavier Martin and Joe Coyle will lead a discussion of these questions.

Earlier Event: May 14
Transcendentalism Revisited