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Build your peace skills with a free online workshop series

CFSC's book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division just won a Nautilus Book Award in the category of Social Change and Social Justice! With the slogan "better books for a better world" the Nautilus Book Awards recognize books that make a difference and inspire.

We're pleased to announce that we will be offering a free interactive workshop series based on this award-winning book. Participants will have the chance to build life-enriching connections with each other while maintaining our physical distance.

The workshop series will take place online over five consecutive weeks with the following themes:

  1. Introduction (setting ground rules, learning about the group and some of the strengths present and challenges we each face)
  2. Us, others, and power
  3. Communication
  4. Belief
  5. Inner peace

When registering there is an option to let us know which days and times you prefer or that do not work for you. Once enough participants have registered, we will schedule a recurring time each week.

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Reminder: Virtual screening of Conviction and discussion with Irwin Elman

Join us tomorrow, Thursday May 21, for a virtual screening of the award-winning Canadian film, Conviction. After the film there will be a discussion with former Ontario Advocate for Children and Youth, Irwin Elman. The film is 1 hour and 18 minutes long and will begin shortly after 7:00 p.m. EDT. The presentation by Irwin Elman and discussion will begin at approximately 8:20 p.m. EDT and go until approximately 9:00 pm EDT.

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COVID-19, editing humans, and more: synthetic biology update 2020

Once a year we share with you a brief, simple, and non-technical rundown of the key issues making headlines in the weird world of synthetic biology.

Synthetic what? It’s already happening. Many scientists, biohackers, and corporations are trying to create novel life forms. They want to move from evolution through natural selection into a phase of ever more human designed life.

This year’s update looks at: COVID-19, gene editing of humans, disturbing business ties, attempts to crash mosquito populations in the wild, and genetically altered animals—from monkeys with human genes that may make them smarter, to cows with a surprise the company that edited them missed, to tiny living “programmable” beings designed by artificial intelligence and built from frogs’ skin and heart cells.r0 | Manage email preferences

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