Sunday Potluck: Can We Heal the Divide?

  • Friends Meeting House 4312 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States
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At the end of a high-spirited and unpredictable weekend, let's share food and conversations that begin the long project of understanding the chasm that divides our country, open to honesty, confusion, compassion, and possibility. 

At our (rescheduled) Second Sunday potluck, this month on January 22, we'll watch a 20-minute TED talk with Jonathon Haidt, outlining the fissure in our society laid bare by the recent election, and we'll consider what it will take to begin moving toward shared wholeness and balance.

Whether you're new to Living Earth or have been in this circle for a while, come! We'd love to see you on January 22.  The food at our potlucks is great, folks are friendly, the conversation is rich, respectful, and lively, and it's a great chance to connect. Bring a dish or beverage to share and join us.

Throughout the coming year, Second Sunday Potlucks will offer opportunities to share delicious food and thoughtful conversations that both challenge us and buoy our hearts with fresh perspectives and a renewed sense of belonging. Honestly considering the crisis facing our country, we'll find our humanity deepens as we become more able to hold the presence of contradictions, confusion, commonalities, and compassion.

Second Sundays will feature wonderful food, good hearted folks, and meaningful conversations. We'll meet new people and catch up with old friends over supper, then shift to our scheduled topic for larger discussions. "Healing Hearts & Building Bridges" will be our recurring theme. Each Second Sunday, we'll look through a different lens, consider different aspects or features of that central problem, or present practices, actions, or possibilities that, over time, can nurture the slow and crucial healing.

Each month we'll have articles to discuss, or  a video clip, or occasionally a guest presenter to learn from and spark our imaginations.  Every Second Sunday this year.

What to bring:

  • A veg/vegan dish to share
  • Friends,neighbors, relatives
  • A grateful belly, a warm spirit, and a humble heart!

Donations at the door help pay the rent, but all are welcome!