Let Friendship Redeem the Republic by The Village Square Online
In divided times like ours and through history, brave and unlikely friendships have endured, inspired and redeemed. If you're looking for redemptive stories that involve democracy, look no further than our founding story and the deep lifelong rift between Jefferson and Adams. Their deep philosophical disagreements, referred to by Dr. Benjamin Rush as "the north and south poles of our revolution," had accelerated and curdled through ugly political fights that ensued.
Ask yourself how much time you spend really talking with friends or acquaintances who disagree with you ideologically? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is “hardly ever.” And despite all panic about the failure of democracy, we don't act to change that — even when there’s lots of evidence that suggests that if we’d just spend more time with each other as human beings it would actually make a difference.
You'll meet pairs of friends on opposite sides of the political division who maintain close friendships that deepen and enrich their lives anyway. Keep reading about Patricia Nelson Limerick, where our inspired title "Let Friendship Redeem the Republic" came from.
This event is organized and hosted by The Village Square, with support from Florida Humanities.
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- Thursday, February 25, 2021
- 5:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-friendship-redeem-the-republic-tickets-131891046671?