As with so many of our national holidays, Thanksgiving is now a contentious subject. Formerly a time of celebration and gratitude, many critics today maintain that it stands as little more than an emblem of our nation’s racist past. But is this an accurate reading of the first Thanksgiving? What actually transpired at Plymouth in the fall of 1621? In this article, Dr. Glenn Sunshine helps to restore a proper historical perspective on Thanksgiving.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
Disagreeing Without Becoming Enemies
Many of us are greeting the approach of Thanksgiving with growing trepidation. Transported to the close quarters of our homes, the deep resentments, persistent disagreements, and simmering tensions we have with those closest to us can seem insurmountable. To make matters worse, our uncompromising cultural divisions offer little inspiration for reconciliation. How do we disagree without becoming enemies? And how can we hold fast to our convictions without sacrificing compassion? Join us as we explore this vexed territory.