Panel discussion: Faith and Terror

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When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1
Where: The Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West at Avenue Road, Toronto 

Faith and Terror-Poster

We live in a world where terror is thriving. Sometimes we feel safe. Other times terror comes close to us and frightens us. How do we respond when terror comes close? What are Christians to make of the oft repeated biblical directive “Fear not”? What do we make of terror that seems to arise from faith itself?

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Four panelists – John Siebert, Dr. Clare Pain, Bethany Osborne and Major Todd Meaker – will help us to address these questions. The panel will be chaired by Prof. Mark Knight.

All are welcome. This event is presented by the Learning@Redeemer committee. Registration is available through the website ( or by calling the church office: 416. 922.4948.

The Panel

John Siebert is the Executive Director of Project Ploughshares.

Dr. Clare Pain is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and she regularly consults to the Canadian Centre for the Victims of Torture (CCVT)

Bethany Osborne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto and has worked extensively with women and men who were former political prisoners in Iran, supporting acts of resistance and community building.

Major Todd Meaker, Anglican chaplain in the Armed Forces.

The panel will be chaired by Prof. Mark Knight, Associate Professor, Department of English at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Church of the Redeemer’s adult education committee.

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