This month, we gather live and in person at the home of Our Flounder, Dr. Bill vanDruten. The weather should be mild, and there is a fire pit to keep us warm as we talk and laugh and share some Happy Hour drinks and fellowship. Don’t miss this; it may be a long time before we can gather safely in person again. Thursday, November 5th, 4:00-6:00 pm. 2931 Greysolon Road. Park anywhere on Greysolon Road but not on 30th Avenue.
Fighting for Secularism in Minnesota
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour!
Staff attorney Ryan Jayne will discuss some of the efforts by the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) defending the Establishment Clause. He will dive into 2020 Minnesota legislation pertaining to religious intrusion into public policy, present a refresher on historical legal challenges to the Establishment Clause, and give us a glimpse into likely challenges in the near future.
Ryan will make himself available for a Q&A session following his presentation.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLYDE IRON!
The original Clyde Iron Works opened in Glascow, Scotland in 1786. It later developed the “hot blast” process that greatly increased the efficiency of smelting iron. But the one in Duluth was founded on October 21, 1889 (even if the name Clyde Iron Works wasn’t adopted until two years later). So, as we break bread together at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 21, we will be helping the local venue celebrate its 131st birthday. Bring a festive mood and perhaps a spooky costume as we spend quality time with high-quality people.
2920 W. Michigan St. | Duluth, MN | (218) 727-1150
This Sunday we will hear from Jeremiah Camara, who will speak about his film Holy Hierarchy: Religious Roots of Racism in America. You can watch the film ahead of time on Amazon Prime using this link. (You can get a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime.) Or, you can just bring your curiosity and enjoy his talk along with any film clips he chooses to show us during the presentation.
Jeremiah Camara is the author of the books Holy Lockdown: Does The Church Limit Black Progress? and The New Doubting Thomas: The Bible, Black Folks & Blind Belief. He is also the creator of the widely watched video series Slave Sermons and his latest project is Contradiction: A Question of Faith, a full‐length documentary examining the saturation of churches in African American communities coexisting in the midst of poverty and powerlessness.
Once again, we will gather on the patio at the home of our own Tom Patten (3001 East Superior Street) for Happy Hours from 4:00 – 6:00 on Thursday, October 1st. Please bring something to drink (or a snack) and a lawn chair if you have one. We will be outside in the fresh (crisp) air, dressed appropriately for the weather and masked appropriately for the pandemic.