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Social Responsibility with Emerson & King
What does Social Responsibility mean to you? The definitions vary in the field of ethics today. Some believe it’s about the need to live in harmony with other people. Others believe we should also protect the economy and/or the environment. Ultimately, how do we balance these issues and benefit society at large? This Sunday, StoicDan, and Ellen will introduce the topic and provide insights from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Martin Luther King Jr.
Faith played an important role in the lives of Emerson and King. Emerson was opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law, and he wrote a letter to his son in 1859: “If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.” Plus, in a sermon in 1957, King said that forgiveness is needed when people wrong us. He said, “Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning.”
Our Inquiring Minds group meets to discuss a chosen topic in an informal setting. Subjects include religion, current events, politics, and science, among others. Drop-in visitors are always welcome. Inquiring Minds information is also available at the Plato’s Cave meetup website: meetup.com/PlatosCave