May 6 - June 1, 2022
Lodging, some meals, program excursions.
Airfare, Eurail Pass, some meals, personal travel.
The Voice of Conscience in Dark Times is a study of key voices in Europe leading to changes in the politics and culture of modern Europe. What causes people to do something risky when thrust into a morally compromising situation? To stop, say no, resist. Dissent. Among the writers we will study are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Hitler; Vaclav Havel, author of The Power of the Powerless, an essay that led to the Velvet Revolution and resistance against the Soviet Union; Elie Wiesel, author of Night and a voice of resistance that led to a global awareness of the Holocaust; and Timothy Garton Ash writing about the peace movement in Eastern Europe, and especially the story of St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, East Germany where the movement from the 1970’s-1980’s was born. We will spend time in Salzburg, Prague, Berlin, (and St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig). We will also make a day trip to Munich where we will visit the Dachau Concentration Camp.