We need to “Reclaim Conversation”

Professor Sherry Turkle is the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.  She studies human connection is being impacted by technology and our online lives.  Through her work and most recent book “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age” she challenges us to look closely at our new forms of connections, the impact technology is having on our lives, and offers conversation as the rememdy.  In this video she shares her work at Google’s office in Cambridge, MA.

While Turkle offers conversation as a remedy, we still need the HOW TO. How do you work coversation into our human institutions? How do you create spaces and structures to prioritize the conversations we need to have?  The “how to” is the purpose of the Small Group Lab. To receive resources as we release them, please sign up for Small Group Lab updates.

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New Olympia Brown Mystery from Rev. Judy Campbell

My colleague and friend, the Rev. Judith Campbell, has just released the third book in her “Mission Mystery” series!    

Judy is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and Ministerial Search Representative  for the Ballou Channing District. She leads workshops and retreats in writing as prayer and spiritual practice across the US and in the UK.  Learn more on her website.

 Introducing A Despicable Mission! Featuring UU minister inspired character Olympia Brown and set on Martha’s Vineyard. Ask for it at Local Bookstores and Libraries.
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A Despicable Mission
It’s summer on the picture book island of Martha’s Vineyard. Olympia Brown is the summer minister, and she suspects that an elderly parishioner is the target of a nasty confidence operation. Much to the consternation of her colleague, Father Jim, and Frederick, her English gentleman, Olympia puts her own life in danger when she intervenes. Sparks fly, tempers flare, and Olympia ends up on the wrong side of a loaded gun. If you don’t already know the Olympia Brown series, check out A Deadly Mission and An Unspeakable Mission on our Books page. Already a fan? You’ll love A Despicable Mission, Olympia Brown’s latest adventure, also available in e-book formats for the Kindle and Nook readers.

Published by Mainly Murder Press. www.mainlymurderpress.com