June 4 will be the beginning of the "summer of TED". All adult classes are invited to join together each Sunday at 9:00 in the Fellowship Hall to view and discuss a TED Talk. (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and offersthousands of talks on a wide variety of subjects). Peter Felt will be leading a similar class for youth and young adults in the Motley Crew room.
Listed below are the titles and a brief description of June's TED Talks.
June 4 - It's time to reclaim religion - "In this impassioned talk, Rabbi Sharon Brous shares four principles of a revitalized religious practice and offers faith of all kinds as a hopeful counter-narrative to the numbing realities of violence, extremism, and
June 11 - We need to talk about an injustice - "Human rights lawyer Bryan
Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines. These issues, which are wrapped up in
America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor,
insight, and persuasiveness."
June 18 - What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on
happiness - "Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, director of a 75-year study on adult development, shares three important lessons learned from the study, as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life."
June 25 - I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left - "What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? In this extraordinary talk, Megan Phelps-Roper shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines."