Week Seven :: August 8–15

The Science of Us

In the midst of robust debates about tribalism, isolation and bridging differences, this wide-ranging week explores how 21st-century science is disrupting our social and historical understandings of how “us” happens and who “we” are — as communities, demographies, families, nations and a human race.

  • We look at America’s long narrative of folklore and our “melting pot” narrative. • We explore our obsession with — along with the limitations and repercussions of — genealogical/ancestry services.
  • What are the emerging scientific understandings of heritage and ethnicity?
  • How is science is informing community development and our socioeconomic models going forward?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Us

In the midst of concerns about tribalism, isolation, and seemingly incompatible cultural world views, the spirit of the world’s traditions — East, West, indigenous, and divined — continues to communicate essential wisdom and to weave tapestries of spiritual truth that reveal the “Us” of the world’s varieties of peoples. Be with us this week as we uncover emanations of the wondrous and mysterious wholeness that we in the U.S. are meant to be.

 

Week Seven Program Sponsor: Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network

  • Saturday, August 08, 2020 | 08:30am EDT

    Coffee & Conversation with CHQ

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    Join us for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly program vice presidents Matt Ewalt, Deborah Sunya Moore and Bishop Gene Robinson.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Sunday, August 09, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott and Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott

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    "Lilies: a Story of Transformative Beauty" Hosea 14:5-7 and Matthew | Clergy couple Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott and Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott serve as Interim Ministers, First Congregational U.C.C., Glencoe, Minnesota.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Sunday, August 09, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Mathias Svalina and Randon Billings Noble

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    Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her full-length essay collection Be with Me Always was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in 2017.



    Location: Virtual Porch