Presenter: Father Themis Adamopoulos
Language: English. It is a free event.
In recent months Father Themis has lived through apocalyptic scenes after the Ebola outbreak, "the worst outbreak of the virus in the history of mankind" as he himself tells us. Father Themis will provide an overview of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and efforts to contain it.
The life of Father Themis Adamopoulos contains the lives of many people. In his youth he was a rock star who performed on the same stage as the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and others.
He was an atheist, a Marxist, a young man with an enviable education and a promising career, as well as a champion of social justice who protested for the rights of the underdog. All of these lives however belong to the past because in recent years he has headed the Orthodox Mission in Sierra Leone.
With inexhaustible kindness and purity of love, his only goal is to provide for the have- nots. In Africa, where he is known as Father Themis, he is one of those rare human beings who give without expecting anything in return. He risks his life through a sense of love without fear. His tool is faith and his dream is for a better future for the children and heroic mothers of Africa.
The story of Father Themis has drawn the attention of Hollywood and a film depicting his life is in the works.