Dr. Davis will provide general information about this American original religion, founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith in upstate New York. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has distinctive practices, and beliefs about the afterlife, a pre-existence, Jesus in America, and the nature of God, that set it apart from other Christian denominations.
We meet at Somers Lounge, which is the first building you encounter after entering the campus of the College of St. Scholastica from the College Street entrance. The doors open at 9:30 am and the meeting begins at 10:00 am. We will be social distancing (four to a table) and, because we believe in science, will be vaccinated. After the presentation, those who are interested can gather in the cafeteria one floor below for a breakfast buffet and stimulating conversation.
Happy Hours Thursday, May 5th, Mexico Lindo 4:00 pm
While democracy, in one form or another, has been around for more than 2000 years, it has always been more of an ideal than a reality. Modern democracies have embraced two new concepts – universal suffrage and human rights – as part of the evolving understanding of the idea of democracy. In this program, we will examine the question “Can Democracy Work?” as posed by James Miller in his book of the same name.
Charles Gessert is the Treasurer of Lake Superior Freethinkers. He has been very active with charitable groups in the region since retiring as research director at Essentia Health and is sought after as a speaker and presenter.
Find us on Zoom at 9:30 am on Sunday, April 3rd, to join in on the discussion. We’ll begin with a reflection on Sex and Money from Dr. David Cole, retired Chair of the Philosophy Department at UMD. Then we’ll hear the presentation “Can Democracy Work?” from Dr. Gessert, and he has invited us to bring our own ideas to discuss and compare notes.