Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
March 26, 2021, 7:30 pm

Truth and Propaganda in a Polarized Society with Geoff Cameron

Our thoughts about the world are influenced by the media we consume. We read books, newspapers and magazines, listen to radio and podcasts, and watch television and mov-ies. These aspects of our culture shape our understanding of society, and they lead us to adopt perspectives on the issues of the day. But how do we distinguish between truth and propaganda, between fact and opinion? What insights from religion can help us to become more wise and judi-cious thinkers? Furthermore, what implications does this have for how we engage with the discourses of society – in conversation with others and on social media platforms? How can we become more effective participants in the public conversation?

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The views and opinions expressed in this series of presentations are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Ottawa Bahá'í community and/or its institutions.

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