Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:30 -8:00 PM on Zoom
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About this Event:
By now we’re all familiar with the pro and con arguments surrounding America’s most contentious political debate—abortion. But how aware are we of the often-unstated philosophical positions underpinning those familiar arguments? Join us for this philosophical inquiry into the big questions the abortion debate draws to the surface: When does life begin? What do different religions and wisdom traditions say about that? What does liberty or freedom really mean? Do we own our own bodies? How does the 14th amendment (granting a “right to life”) intersect with the 1st amendment (prohibiting the establishment of a state religion)? No matter your current views, join us for this important work.
Peter Bolland is the philosophy and humanities department chair at Southwestern College where he teaches world religions, Asian philosophy, world mythology, and ethics. Bolland also writes a column for Unity Magazine and is the author of the upcoming book The Seven Stone Path—An Everyday Journey to Wisdom. A frequent guest speaker at many religious and spiritual communities including Unitarian, New Thought, and other Progressive churches, Bolland also offers in-person and online workshops around the country on the many ways the insights from the world’s wisdom traditions enhance and enrich our everyday lives. His blog, YouTube channel, and online guided meditations attract a worldwide following. Learn more at peterbolland.com.