A timely community book discussion: The Righteous Mind

Zoom Book Discussion on The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
Led by the Rev. John Beach, St. John’s Church, Saugus
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 for 6 weeks starting on October 20th
All are welcome.
For more information and to receive a Zoom invitation, email: johntbeach@comcast.com

(NOTE: This title is available to all Saugus Public Library cardholders in audiobook format on Hoopla.)

From Rev. John Beach: “Election season in this country has traditionally been a time in which polarizing rhetoric is used in an attempt to divide the U.S. into warring tribes. This year has arguably been worse than most and I fear that we have been rendered incapable of (and perhaps unwilling to) engage in constructive, reasonable conversation. There are not many predictions which can be made with certainty for this November, but there are a few.

First, a very large portion of the American people will wake up on November 4th dispirited, frightened, and angry. Second, the distrust and cynicism which has been growing over the past decade will render conversation exceedingly difficult.

In anticipation of this outcome, and with the knowledge that we are one nation seeking liberty and justice for all, I would like to start a conversation in this community as the election approaches. I invite all interested persons of good will to join me in a book discussion group of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.”


Published: September 30th, 2020

Author: Alan Thibeault
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