Come to the Peace in Connecticut Conference

“Time to Get Real” will start at 8:30 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. on June 19 at Trinity College. You can find out more here. The panel discussions look pretty fascinating –using advocacy, the arts, and breaking down divisions, among other topics — with some bold-faced names in the peace and resolution movement. You …

Hartford could be: A guest blog post from Bishop John Selders

Bishop John Selders, Jr., is pastor of Amistad UCC-Hartford, and assistant chaplain at Trinity College I’ve just come back from the front, Ferguson, the epicenter of civil and social unrest these days. For months now, citizens have been actively protesting the killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., by then-Ferguson policeman, Darren Wilson. Lead by young …

I’m about to finish my biography

I’ve been revising my biography, “Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker,” which is due out next fall (of ’13). I’m also teaching a short course on her life — and what we can learn from it — at Trinity College’s  Academy of Lifelong Learning. You can learn more about this woman (who’s been a …

As you’re reading this…

…I am just settling into John Dankosky’s big chair to guest-host his show, “Where We Live,” on WNPR. The topic is atheism and humanism, and why both are important, and how both will play out in the election season. The guests are Dan Blinn, of Humanist Association of Connecticut; Dan Xenatro, of Connecticut Valley Atheists, …