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A Seminar about the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Czech Republic Featuring Raymond Franz

October 11, 2007 at 17:00 pm in the auditorium of the Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Cerna 9, first floor, main aula) - link to map.

The seminar will be presented in Czech and English in a question and answer format with active audience participation.

After the program, at 19:30 pm, Raymond Franz will participate in a press conference in the same location.

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Host: PhDr. Zdenek Vojtisek, Th.D., Society for Studies of Sects and New Religious Movements

Translator : Alexander Flek, B.A., Translator of Nova Bible kralicka

Guests :

Raymond Franz, Former member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, author of The Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom

PhDr. Lukas Humpl, Psychologist, author of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Czech Republic – Life and Attitudes of Former Members

Mgr. Branislav Martinek, PhD., Historian, author of Religious Society and State – A History of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Czechoslovakia

Seminar Program, Main aula:

17:00 Introduction, Zdenek Vojtisek

17:10 – 17:30 Background information on Raymond Franz and on his latest work In Search of Christian Freedom as well as the present status of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Czech Republic, with primary focus on the dissident movement and on former members, Lukas Humpl

17:30 – 19:30 Discussion with Raymond Franz, hosted by Zdeněk Vojtisek

19:30 – 20:00 Discussion about the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Czech Lands, Zdeněk Vojtisek, Lukas Humpl, Branislav Martinek

Press Conference, Adjacent Hall:

Starting at 19:30 – Press conference with Raymond Franz; translator Alexander Flek

Raymond Franz in Czech republic - Press Release - .

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