Dr. Laurel Borisenko returned to summarize one aspect of the summer course she taught last week at Regent College based on concepts in John Paul Lederach’s book, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace. Transcending violence requires imaginative storytelling by communities with four characteristics: organic interdependence (web of relationships), dynamic curiosity (understand the causes of conflict), artistic creativity, and risk-taking (by including your enemies). She gave examples of artists working in defiance of war: the Leningrad première of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the Sevdah Cafe movement in Mostar, Bosnia. Her Ph.D. dissertation is available from the University of Amsterdam: Arts-based peacebuilding: Functions of Theatre in Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe (2016). [KH]

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Passage: Proverbs 24:10-14; Joshua 10:28-40; Matt. 5:3-12; 1 Peter 3:8-12a

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Speaker: Laurel Borisenko

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Michael Despotovic

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

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