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Sunday Gathering

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Speaker

Kent Dobson helps people orient their life to be in deeper relationship with Mystery, the shape of their own soul, and to a meaningful sense of their unique voice in the world.

Musicians

Folias Duo, flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, are a married couple whose unique interpersonal performer-composer collaboration of nineteen years breathes new life into classical music. Their music melds characteristics of European classical music with jazz, world music, and the art of improvisation.

Gathering Information

Sundays at the Grand Haven Community Center (421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven)

  • 9:00 a.m. Pre-Talk: In Person
    Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme.
  • 10:00 a.m. GatheringIn Person + Livestream on Facebook
    Welcome, readings, meditation from a community member, teaching, and music
  • 10:00 a.m. C3 Kids: 

    In Person (Woodbine Room)

  • 11:00 a.m. Talk Back: In Person
    A chance to share questions, comments, and stories related to the morning gathering.

Teaching Title / Reading

The Great Questions: Can we end right/left tribalism?

The bottom line is that the human mind is prepared for tribalism.  Human evolution is not just the story of individuals competing with other individuals with each group; it’s also the story of groups competing with other groups—sometimes violently. We are all descended from people who belonged to groups that were consistently better at winning that competition. Tribalism is our evolutionary endowment for banding together to prepare for intergroup conflict. When the “tribal switch” is activated we bind ourselves more tightly to the group, we embrace and defend the group’s moral matrix, and we stop thinking for ourselves. A basic principle of moral psychology is that “morality binds and blinds,” which is a useful trick for a group gearing up for a battle between “us” and “them.” In tribal mode, we seem to go blind to arguments and information that challenge our team’s narrative.  Merging with the group in this way is deeply pleasurable—as you can see from the pseudo tribal antics that accompany college football games.

—Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue

Grand Haven Community Center