Clarification of Thought

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In both Fall and Spring, every other Friday evening we host a public engagement on a contemporary topic. We begin with a presentation, often by an invited guest, and then engage the experiences and wisdom of all, to gain personal clarity on the theological and ethical questions connected to the topic. The emphasis is on personal clarity rather than a “right” answer. 

Clarification of Thought: Fall 2023

Moral Concerns about Technology 

  September 21 –  Ellen Adams – Introduction
Episcopal deacon, Member of the St. Francis House Board of Directors                                       
October 4  –     Adam Thomas – Artificial Intelligence
Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mystic, CT  and Author of The Digital Disciple

  October 18 – Bruce Gagnon – War and Space Technology  
Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space 

  November 1 – Adam Thomas – Social Media                                   
Public theologian of nerdy culture on his podcast The Podcast for Nerdy Christians                    
  November 15 – Akil Peck – Policing
New London City Councilor, Chair of the Public Safety Committee

  November 29 – Patrick Sheehan-Gaumer & Kate Lettich – Education
New London Public Elementary School Teachers         

December 13 –  Ekta Khanna  – Medicine
Pediatrician in New London, CT  associated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital


February 25, 2022 – Monetizing the Tree of Life & How Corporations became “Persons” –  Anne Scheibner –  Here are the notes from this presentation:

April 22, 2022 – Trust in God and Love Your Enemies: Monetizing “Defense” and “Security” – Frida Berrigan – Here are the notes:

Schedule for each evening
•  6:45 Check-In

• 7 – 8:30 Presentation & Discussion