The Challenge of Evil, with Bastiaan Baan
We are surrounded by countless forms of evil — from the most subtle temptations to outbursts of total destruction.
In the first webinar session, we will discuss our first task in dealing with these numerous forms–recognizing and diagnosing their working.
In the second session, we will focus on confrontations with evil. What can we do — even if evil seems to be more powerful than we are?
In the third webinar, we will develop ideas about “therapy” for evil.
Although this seems to be a task for the far future, it is possible to begin here and now with redemption of evil.
Bastiaan Baan was born in 1949 in the Netherlands. After finishing Waldorf School he studied to be a class teacher, worked and studied for a year in Los Angeles, worked with teachers in Gandhi Schools in India – and then became a class teacher in a Waldorf School in the Netherlands. After 7 years of teaching, he studied at the seminary of the Christian Community in Stuttgart, Germany. After his priest ordination in 1981, he worked in several congregations in the Netherlands until 2013, when he became the director of the priest training of the Christian Community in Spring Valley, NY.
In 2019, he returned to The Netherlands, where he lives with his wife, four sons and 10 grandchildren. Six of his books on spirituality and religion are translated in English (Floris Books, UK).