TV: “Consequences of Denying Hard Realities”

In our world — and in our nation — many hard realities exist.  But too often, people try to avoid dealing with them.  Denial is rampant.  Denying hard realities means we fail to solve the problems.  It also causes psychological and even spiritual problems.

This is the topic of Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2013 TV interview.

Three wise, insightful guests explore the topic:

John Van Eenwyk is an Episcopal priest, a Ph.D. clinical psychologist, and Clinical Director of the International Trauma Treatment Program. He has special insights and skills to help people deal with severe trauma, such as war and torture.

Debe Edden has been a teacher and youth worker, and now a trainer and volunteer coordinator for our local Hospice program. Since 1990 she has worked with Heartsparkle Players, a Playback Theatre troupe based in Olympia.

Art Vaeni has long served as pastor of the Olympia Unitarian-Universalist Congregation. He and the congregation engage the community in thinking and taking positive action in the world around us.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a summary of the topic, Program Description — April 2013.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093