The tradition of giving thanks at this time of year is inextricably rooted in a religious worldview, which is why 200 New York City atheists once gathered in late November for "the First Annual Blamesgiving Service." Of course there will be times when we're grateful for things specific people have done for us. But this Sunday, Alfie Kohn invites us to ask whether we should also adopt a modified count-your-blessings posture in general -- even though there's no supernatural power to thank -- or question the whole idea of gratitude.
Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. His 14 books include
The Brighter Side of Human Nature, Punished by Rewards, and Unconditional Parenting.
Join us for a conversation with Eugene Scott, a reporter for the Washington Post who covers national politics, including Donald Trump and Capitol Hill.His work has appeared in USA Today, TIME, Newsweek, NPR and MSNBC. Scott has won multiple awards and fellowships for his work related to politics, business and education. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.
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