Impuritan Thinking: The Necessity of Furious compassion

Many of our country’s institutions, from our schools to our criminal justice system, are built around Puritan thought, which espoused such principles as judgment, the predetermination of the elect, and the shaming of those considered transgressive. In order to heal some of our social inequities, we need to reexamine those principles and imagine a more inclusive and compassionate world.

Dr. Ravi Shankar is the author/editor/translator of 15 books including the Connecticut Book Award finalist memoir “Correctional.” He teaches creative writing at Tufts University and lives in Cranston with his partner and their sheepadoodle puppy Rishi. 

Music will be provided by Lynda Gulley.

We are worshiping in person in the Meeting House. Masks are welcome but not required.