UUSP Religious Studies Discussions

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Conway Middle Room

UUSP holds two religious studies discussion groups on the same topic every Wednesday, 10:00am and 7:00pm, holidays permitting.  

Our focal point is customarily a book of current interest.  Participants are encouraged to read the book.  But given life's busy pace, reading time may be short.  So quotations from the selected book are provided each week as the focus of discussion.

Book selections are made in hope of helping us deepen our understanding of life and how best to care for it.  They range from the wisdom traditions (eg, religious scripture and commentary) to the scientific (eg, E.O. Wilson's "The Meaning of Human Existence") to the practices (eg, studying Dreamwork with Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" or meditation from literature such as Mindfulness Magazine's booklet on Mindfulness Practice) to studies of the Unitarian Universalist traditions (eg, the introduction to UUism by Church and Buehrens, "A Chosen Faith").

We are starting off the new year on January 15 (10am and 7pm, your choice) with Boston University Professor of Religion Stephen Prothero's God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World - describing how the world's religions focus on different questions and different answers, which have often contributed to misunderstanding and conflict - differences which must be recognized and discussed in order to move beyond to a more peaceful world.  Perhaps that is why he includes a ninth chapter discussing "The Way of Reason".

All are welcome to participate.  If you didn't receive the discussion quotes for 1/15, please contact Pastor Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.net.

Posted on September 6, 2019, at 11:39am