addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Sunday Meeting - Dictators, Moonies, and Fundamentalists: Does Korea Have an Aut

 

Curt Collier, Leader

 

Dan Hanson Presides

 

By any measure, North Korea is the epitome of an authoritarian culture.

But Korean historians also note the extensive history of authoritarianism even within South Korea. New religions, like Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church make obedience a centerpiece of the religion, and thousands of Koreans are converting to Fundamentalist Christianity, especially those legalistic forms that require subordination to others. These facts seem in contradiction to the modern South Korean state that promotes democracy, teems with creative individuals, a thriving arts industry, and has a lively modern culture. Drawing upon Korean research and popular thought we will explore the roots of authoritarianism within Korean culture and ask how their insights can be helpful in American dealings with North Korea.

 

 

 

 

Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead  [masked] x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.

 

Join or login to comment.

3 went

  • Beth E.
    Expect all events to have many non-meetup attendees, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy