Wednesday, June 4
Join members of the Andes Roundtable for the third Digital Speaker Series facilitated by Jeff Ditchek. We will be watching a TED presentation called Atheism 2.0 by Alain de Botton, a Swiss-British writer, entrepreneur, television presenter and museum curator, resident of the United Kingdom. The presentation focuses on: what aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? This is not a conversation on why Atheism is right and Religion is wrong. In fact the main theme is what can atheists learn from religious institutions. A courteous discussion will follow. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.
Thursday June 5 - Saturday, June 7
Blue Deer Center hosts a forum titled, “Speaking of Water — Catskill Communities and our Relationship with Water,” at 6 p.m., an opportunity for those on all sides of the relationship with water to speak openly about their relationship with water and between the Catskill towns, their water and New York City. Blue Deer Center is a retreat center near Margaretville that provides a place for retreat, traditional teachings, and conflict resolution. The forum will be facilitated by experienced facilitators from the Global Process Institute from Portland, OR. On Friday there will be a summit of leaders and activists involved in water issues, Saturday will include small group discussions about specific areas of interest of all the interested parties and continue to answer the question” where do we go from here?” For more information see our website at www.bluedeer.org or call 586-3225.