April 10 Topic: Are Religious People More Moral?
Dimitris Xygalatas, The Conversation, October 23, 2017
Read the article online:
Xygalatas is an assistant profession of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. In the article, he discusses Americans' general distrust of atheists, and the bias against unbelievers.
We will explore themes raised in the article. Note that there are numerous valuable links in the text to additional materials. We encourage you to read as many of these as are of interest. There is plenty of fodder for conversation here.
• What we'll do
These moderated discussions will feature pre-determined reading/viewing material, a short presentation by the evening's host, and a moderated discussion. This is an opportunity for all participants to engage in a friendly, interactive conversation about a current event, issue, or trend. We will also encourage active listening!
The moderator is tasked with making sure that no loud voice or voices dominate the evening, no matter how enthusiastic those voices may be! Everyone is encouraged to come and share their thoughts, for a thought-provoking, non-judgemental evening.
• What to bring
You can purchase coffee, tea, and snack foods at the coffee shop.
• Important to know
Do you have a great idea for a discussion group topic? Would you like to host one of the discussions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the topic and suggested supporting materials, and your suggestion will be forwarded to the discussion group organizer.
PARKING! There is ample parking. You can use the apron space in front of Morning Glory, or the adjacent empty lot, accessible from Dawson Street. There is also easy street parking on 15th.