Tue 29 Sep

Mystics for Skeptics: How to Tackle Mystical Thinking of Saints, Prophets, Philosophers, and Statesmen

Charles Brock, M.Litt. A working definition of mysticism is "a direct and transformative presence of God." Mystics insist that this must be followed by good works as either by-product or its... Read More »
Tue 29 Sep

American Tapestry Series

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. If 1968 was the year of 'the far side of the moon & the birth of the culture wars', it was also the year, according to Smithsonian magazine, "The American Story" shatt... Read More »
Wed 30 Sep

A Shared Heritage: People and Places of African American Heritage in Erie County

Johnny Johnson This presentation, A Shared Heritage: People and Places of African American Heritage in Erie County, offers an overview of a newly launched community history project... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.

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