The Still Speaking Seminar meets on the first and third Mondays of each month
from 7:30 to 9 pm via Zoom
The Still Speaking Seminar meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:30 to 9 pm via Zoom. Its purpose is to look at a variety of modern intellectuals’ thinking on issues of faith, morals and justice as they relate to our spiritual tradition. Topics rotate in response to the interests of the group. In recent weeks we have spent time with topics such as Harvard Philosophy Professor Michael Sandel’s exploration of the ethics of
meritocracy; twentieth century Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr’s work on social ethics in relation to economic inequality and warfare; Catholic Social Teaching and
Christian Democracy movement; Pope Francis’ recent encyclicals on the environment and immigration: The Fourth Turning by demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe; and spiritual experiences in eastern traditions.
The name Still Speaking Seminar is a play on the UCC’s slogan “God is Still Speaking” and is intended to highlight our view that faith is constantly renewing itself and presenting fresh insights in the present moment. We will continue to use our format of a video
exploration of some aspect of modern thought from an authoritative source, followed by discussion. No preparation is required; additional background material will be available for those interested in deeper explorations of the ideas under consideration. The group is
coordinated by Richard Smith and Steve Carhart. If you are not already on our email list and would like to receive regular notifications of topics and Zoom invitations, contact us at 978-590-7497 (Dick) or 978-407-8454 (Steve).