Building Bridges: Reaching Across The Divide
Members of the Greater Tiverton community are invited to a four part series of community discussion aimed at bridging the divide that has been rising in this heated political climate, facilitated by Tiverton’s own Rev. William Sterrett.
People from all viewpoints and backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this conversation. Please remember to be polite as we share in discussion on difficult topics.
- February 20th at 7pm
Can a Divided America Heal? A Community Conversation
Our first conversation will be a discussion of the ethical elements that influence our decision making, based on the research of Dr. Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind.
- February 27th at 7pm **Please come at 6:30pm if you missed the first conversation
The Hate U Give: A Community Conversation
Our second conversation will be a book discussion on the “Read Across Rhode Island” 2018 book by Angie Thomas, acknowledging and exploring racial tensions in our country. Multiple copies will be available to borrow from the library to minimize wait time for this popular book.
- March 6th at 7pm **Please come at 6:30pm if you missed the first conversation
The Refugee Question: A Community Conversation
Our third conversation will be a meet and greet Baha Sadr, Director of Refugee Resettlement from Dorcas International Institute of R.I., who will help us explore through a brief documentary issues refugees and immigrants in Rhode Island face.
- March 20th at 7pm **Please come at 6:30pm if you missed the first conversation
What are our Loyalties? A Community Conversation
Our fourth and final conversation will be a panel discussion with Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Hindu faith leaders sharing their understanding of the ethical elements of loyalty.
**At 6:30, the Ted Talk “The Righteous Mind” will screen for anyone who missed the first for anyone who missed the first session on the ethical elements that influence our decision making. This Ted Talk will form the basis of how we look at the topics being covered in the later weeks.
This event is co-sponsored by Amicable Congregational Church with a secular approach, facilitated by Rev. William Sterrett.