“Finding Hope in a Time of Terror”
presented by Dr. Jeff Gusky
September 11, 2017
The Interfaith Council of the Thanks-Giving Foundation hosted a special speaker series event “Finding Hope in a Time of Terror” featuring Dr. Jeff Gusky. Guests were taken on a journey to discover the origins of modern terror and where hope lies.
About Dr. Jeff Gusky:
Jeff Gusky is an emergency physician and National Geographic photographer. His life as an explorer and artist began in December, 1995 when on a hunch, he found an obscure remnant of a Nazi concentration camp. Since that day, he’s been on a quest to understand why terrorism continues and where hope lies in a time of terror.
Jeff believes we face a Human Emergency caused by an invisible environmental crisis of scale: unhealthy compromises we choose to make under the influence of the highly addictive, technology-driven, fast paced environments in which most of us now live. Modern life cuts us off from nature, human nature and each other. The inhuman scale of modern life confuses our moral compass, our self-protective instincts and our will to distinguish what’s real from what’s fake.
Jeff believes that if we can talk about how the inhuman scale of modern life cuts us off from our moral core, we are much less vulnerable to terrorism. His mission is to help people recover their moral compass by helping them restore a human scale to their lives. His goal is to inspire belief in a future where we find hope in the human decency and courage of ordinary people and safety in seeing human nature for what it is…permanently imperfect…with the potential to be immensely good and immensely evil. By restoring a human scale to our busy modern lives we can recover healthy self-protective instincts that will help keep us safe in a time of terror. Jeff is also a TV host & producer, author of three books and a professional speaker.