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A Just Economy: The 1942 Freiburg Blueprint for a Post-War German Order, With Mick Grzonka

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 28 Sivan 5781

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

A Just Economy – Valid Goal or Dream Beyond Reach?

Suppose, after a cataclysm, the task of creating a new societal order falls to you. How would you go about it? This is what happened to a group of German academics and clergy in Freiburg in late 1941. While Nazi Germany was still going from victory to victory, the resistance needed a plan for "the day after". Through their connections to the Confessing Church, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer requested the Freiburgers draw up such a plan, rooted in Christian ethics. Some 80 years later we will revisit their "Freiburg Memorandum" seeking guidance in our own quest for an economy that sustainably serves the many.

Cosponsored by Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua Presbyterian Church, Main Street United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, and Christ the King Lutheran Church. Free and open to all.

Anyone can attend on Zoom, and a limited number of in-person spaces at Temple Beth Abraham are available.

Michael (“Mick”) Grzonka came from Germany to the US in 1996. A Ph.D. chemist by trade he applied scientific, bilingual research techniques to Martin Luther, his times and his writings. He is the author of a book on the German Reformation titled Martin Luther and His Times. He is also the author of a successful series of Group Study Guides that present key texts of the German Protestant Reformation in a format that enables religious groups to study Martin Luther “in his own words”. Mick has presented to local groups about the origins of the Nazi Holocaust. Mick's hobbies include choral singing and hiking. Professionally, Mick is a quality assurance professional for software used in medical devices.

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