Sunday, October 15, 201710:10 a.m., Associate Speaker Robin Proud, “Free Speech vs Hate Speech - Where do we draw the line?”

We all support free speech, but what if the speakers are armed and yelling racial slurs? What about a comedian who jokes about killing a president? How do we balance rights and safety on college campuses? What about art museums who have removed exhibits after protests? Does it matter if someone sits or kneels during the national anthem? These are just a few of the questions in the news recently. We’ll look at some examples and open it up for discussion.

Third Sundays at the Free Congregation - Free Thought Forums

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10:10 a.m., Robin Proud on Free Speech vs Hate Speech.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 10:10 a.m., Sara Prussing on the International Crane Foundation.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, 10:10 a.m., Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary on the Solstice
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2017, 10:10 a.m., 166th Painesfest followed by a potluck. Speaker TBA.
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2017, 10:10 a.m., 6:8 Community Building with John & Sai Ramthu 

Free Thought Forums continue the legacy of free and open inquiry established more than 150 years ago by the founders of the Free Congregation. As their Sunday programs did then, today’s Forums express our commitment to free thought in religion, guided by reason, and inspired by the “books of Nature and World History.”

Third Sunday Free Thought Forums begin at 10:10 am with an invitation to be seated, followed by brief announcements. The guest presenter then begins, and speaks for 25-30 minutes. Open comments and questions follow the presentation. We usually adjourn by 11:20.

Please join us; you are always welcome!

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