“The Interregnum”, Don Gall, Facilitator via Zoom
February 21 to March 28, 9 a.m.
A Baptist, a Catholic, and a Neo-Pagan Shaman walked into a bar and ordered a … wait a minute! That wasn’t a bar and this isn’t a joke! Those were people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and what they did there revealed an unsettling development in the re-alignment of religion and politics in America. For not only was it an insurrection in the name of a demagogue to overthrow our democracy, it was also the manifestation of a new and deepening alliance between heretofore disparate groups that are now coming together in pursuit of a common goal: the re-making of America in their own image.
During these precarious and uncertain times, we are challenged to rethink and recommit ourselves to what it means for us to be the United Church of Christ in Eugene and in the United States of America. (Interregnum: a period of discontinuity or a “gap” in a government, organization, or social order)
Session 1 – Feb. 21 – The Epiphany (click HERE for Feb. 21 class reading)
Session II – Feb. 28 – The Meaning Behind “MAGA” (click HERE for Feb. 28 class reading)
Session III- Mar. 7 – White Nationalism & U.S. Immigration (click HERE for March 7 class reading)
Session IV- Mar 14 – The Church of Q-Anon (Click HERE for March 14 class reading)
Session V- Mar 21 – The Slippery Slope (Click HERE for March 21 class reading)
Session VI- Mar 28 – Carpe diem
Click HERE for Resource Materials(recommended readings: books and online article)
A link for the zoom gathering will be sent out via the daily FCC emails the week of the meeting.