"I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born in opposition to the dictates of reason, religion, and morality, and against the arguments of my best friends." ~ Pip's Lament "Great Expectations" (Chapter 4, pg. 25)
How Religion Can Bring Peace to a Fearful World an interview with Michael Kinnamon
According to author and interfaith leader Michael Kinnamon, American society is suffering the equivalent of a panic attack. But much of the fear and anxiety that exists in the public sphere, he suggests, is unwarranted. That's why he's issued an interfaith call-to-action to combat fear's "hazard to the human condition."
This is the first week to watch our newest Film Club selection, Wandering, which tells the story of Nob, an aging Thai villager who turns to alcohol to soothe his pain after losing his job, his son, and his wife in quick succession. After wandering drunkenly through Thailand's jungles, he encounters a solitary forest monk who ignites a desire in him to commit to a monastic life.