Sun 5 Mar 10:00 @ Scholastica

Christian Nationalist Courts and the
Assault on State/Church Separation

Liz will discuss the Christian Nationalist ideology that has captured the federal judiciary along with the harm that the courts, most notably the US Supreme Court, are causing to true religious liberty. 

Photo by Chris Line

The Freedom From Religion Foundation works as an umbrella for those who are free from religion and are committed to the cherished principle of separation of state and church. As FFRF’s principal founder Anne Gaylor noted, “To be free from religion is an advantage for individuals; it is a necessity for government.”

On Sunday, March 5, 2023, we will gather in person at Somers Lounge on the campus of the College of St. Scholastica for the last time. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:00 with some announcements and a Five-Minute Reflection by one of our members. This month it is expected we will hear from David Cole about a famous and important philosopher. Then we’ll have the main presentation from Attorney Cavell of the FFRF, followed by a question and answer session. After that, we’ll head downstairs for brunch and further discussion. We’ll save you a seat!

Wed 15 Feb @ 5:30- Merryweather Inn!

We had such a great time last Valentine’s Day that we begged our social director Sue Anderson to book the dinner here again this year. We will gather this Wednesday, February 15, at 5:30 pm. Bring a loved one and break bread with them at this lovely home. It was built in 1904 for Fannie and William Olcott, president of the Oliver Iron Mining Co. and first president of the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway. The home features 8,618 square feet of old world charm and quality construction, along with Beth’s stylish touch and personal charm.

Please R.S.V.P. to Beth Koralia by text at 218-310-5820 so she can get some idea of how much food to prepare.

Merryweather Inn is an elegant bed and breakfast and event venue located in Duluth. Treat yourself to excellent food, luxurious suites and outstanding hospitality while experiencing history at the Merryweather Inn.

This 1904 Georgian Colonial Mansion is beautifully landscaped and was designed by renowned William T. Bray. Amazing craftsmanship, character and charm is beaming throughout this 9-bedroom, 9-bathroom beauty! The opulent foyer with a grand staircase will take your breath away when you walk in. The wonderful wood detail throughout, an elegant dining room, breakfast room with hardwood floors, a stunning grand porch, music room, mahogany library, and massive pocket doors are just some of the features in this home. Sitting on 5 city lots, there is so much space for gathering of friends and family.
2316 East First Street
Duluth, MN 55803
PHONE: 218-728-1339
TEXT: 218-310-5820

Sunday Feb 5 @ 10:00 am

Linda LeGarde Grover is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Ojibwe and professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her books have received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Northeaster Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Choice award, and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award. She lives in Onigamiising (Duluth) and is a lifelong student of Mino-Bimadiziwin, the Ojibwe living of a good life.

On Sunday, February 5, 2023, we will gather in person at Somers Lounge within the campus of the College of St. Scholastica. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:00 with some announcements and a Five-Minute Reflection from one of our members. After the main presentation, we will move downstairs for brunch and further discussion. We’ll save you a seat!

Sunday, January 1st

Do your New Year’s Resolutions include creating atheists? Join Dr. David Cole for a discussion of Peter Boghossian’s 2013 book on how to do that and hear a Five-Minute Reflection from our own Bill Guse this Sunday, New Year’s Day. The doors of Somers Lounge on the campus of the College of St. Scholastica will open at 9:30 am and the formalities will begin at 10:00. The student cafeteria will not be available but, afterward, some of us will retire to a nearby eating spot to discuss what we’ve heard and to celebrate the beginning of yet another revolution around the sun.