The Writers’ House project “In Search of Civic Unity – A Cycle of Discussions on Contemporary Georgian Identity and Culture,” funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is to start on October 29.
The aim of the project is to reflect on the last 30 years in the context of culture and civic rights, reduce the confrontation and radicalism in the society, raise issues that are less talked about by the Georgian society, or, in contrast, cause heated discussions time to time; also, to review essential texts of modern Georgian literature in terms of basic human rights and freedoms.
The first topic of the discussion cycle is the Orthodox Church in the years of independent Georgia, how the Georgian Orthodox Church met the independence of Georgia, the policy of the First Republic of Georgia towards the Church, and the processes that developed in the church after Georgia was occupied by Russia. The discussion will take place on October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers House.
Speakers: Sergo Vardosanidze – Doctor of History and Theology, Professor; Ketevan Rcheulishvili – Sociologist, PHD student at Ilia University; Moderator: David Jishkariani – Historian, Visiting Lecturer at Caucasus University.