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Lonely + Extreme
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Past Event | March 2022 | God Squad | First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
Lonely and Extreme: A conversation about how to really fix extremism

God Squad: Lonely and Extreme

A conversation about how to really fix extremism. Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation.

Given the dangerous rise of political extremism in America, it’s well past time we stopped wagging our fingers and do a bit of soul searching of our own about why our society is producing so many citizens unmoored from the connections that support moderation.  Many experts point to the epidemic of loneliness or mass loneliness, what Hannah Arendt called “the seedbed of tyranny.” Others believe changes in relationships between men and women in the digital age contributes. We’ll speak especially about our young men on campus and off, who seem especially susceptible to the kind of loneliness that can drive extremism.

We are delighted to gather in person with God Squad regulars Pastor Gary Shultz of First Baptist Church, Dr. Dan Leshem of FSU Hillel, Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral, and Pastor Joseph Davis, Jr. of Truth Gatherers Community Church.

 

Joseph Davis, Jr | Pastor
Truth Gatherers Community Church
Tim Holeda | Parochial Vicar
St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral
Gary Shultz | Pastor
First Baptist Church
Dan Leshem, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Hillel FSU