Lessons in Religious Pluralism |
on Global Ed Day
Harvard Professor Diana Eck introduced Groton to the plurality of religions all over America—and right in our back yards—during an all-school lecture on Groton's Global Education Day, Friday, November 3.
The founder and director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard, Professor Eck explained what pluralism is, and is not. It is not simply diversity, she said, but "the energetic engagement with diversity." Not just tolerance but "the active seeking of understanding across lines of difference." Pluralism, she went on, does not mean that people hide their commitments and beliefs, but hold them deeply while relating to those of different beliefs. Finally, she pointed out, pluralism is based on dialogue.
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This Month's Question
Which Groton alum has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
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Congratulations to Michael K. Beran '84, P '20, who correctly identified that Oliver La Farge of the Form of 1920 won a Pulitzer Prize for Laughing Boy, a novel published in 1929.
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Where Are They Now?
John F. Smith P'80
Groton Chaplain, 1978–2000
What keeps you busy now?
When I retired in 2000, I moved to Wellfleet, a small town way out on Cape Cod. We are three thousand people in the winter, twenty thousand in the summer, which can lead to problems, as you can imagine. Traffic, emergency response, trash, playgrounds, access to beaches—all are issues.
We have several groups of people here. The people lowest in status are "tourists." Like you. continued
December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Groton Pops concert,
Schoolhouse Sackett Forum
December 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Mudge Fellow talk with performance artist Kledia Spiro,
Schoolhouse Sackett Forum
December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Lessons & Carols service open to the Town of Groton and the public
December 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Lessons & Carols
service for parents and alumni
December 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Livestream of Lessons & Carols service for students/faculty/staff
December 16, 2017
Christmas vacation begins
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