Are you “us” or are you “them”? These days every religious, nonprofit and for-profit has to state their opinion on every single political disagreement du jour. We’ll talk about just how advisable this situation is and if there might be a better way.
In celebration of The Village Square’s determination this year to celebrate what’s working and worth emulating (in a world in which much seems broken) God Squad will kick off their 13th season thinking about our fellow humans who have behaved heroically during these challenging times.
It’s an election year. Should churches have political candidates speak at Sunday services? Should clergy tell congregants how to vote? Should congregations organize political rallies or get-out-the-vote efforts? What are the proper lines for religious involvement in politics? And what are the consequences when these lines get crossed?
Isn’t Hanukkah the most important holiday to Jews? Don’t Catholics object to sex unless reproduction is the goal? Don’t all religions worship the same God and (more or less) teach the same things? Come and consider many of the myths, truths, and misunderstandings that everyday people have about religion in America.
Love Thy Neighbor. No Exceptions? Does the admonition to love one’s neighbor really come without exceptions? Is everyone my neighbor? And what does love really mean?
Exit the Echo Chamber: Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Faith Summer is right around the corner and we know you have plans – fishing, sunbathing, a summer read or two? Whatever you’re up to, we say you add just one more to-do: “Save the planet by escaping the echo chamber.” Doable.