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God Squad: Empathy in the Age of Schadenfreude | THIS FRIDAY, noon, Good Samaritan UMC

Join us for our first in-person God Squad of 2022, Empathy in the Age of Schadenfreude. It'll be a reunion of sorts with Rabbi Jack Romberg, Pastor Betsy Ouellette Zierden, and Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral.

What is Schadenfreude? It's when we derive pleasure from someone else's troubles. As the political landscape has devolved into a Mad Max hellscape of blame and retribution (and sometimes even worse), can we find a way to wrestle up a little empathy for our fellow humans, even the ones whom we disagree with — liberal or conservative; Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist; black, white, or brown; and everyone in between? Is it possible to find humanity amidst the age of political ruin? We'll find out.

As always, God Squad is free to attend - please register in advance so we can plan accordingly. If you'd like to order lunch, this Friday's menu is a boxed lunch provided by Jason's Deli and includes your choice of roasted turkey breast sandwich or spinach veggie wrap, plus chips, pickle, and a cookie.

Check out the entire spring season of God Squad programs and register here.

Register for our FIRST in-person God Squad of 2022!

We need your support now more than ever! Just $7 a month makes you a member.

We continue to work hard here at The Village Square to ensure that our community remains focused on building bridges, connecting with one another, and choosing human kindness over divisiveness. And we need your support to keep advancing this important mission.

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We hear this on a daily basis...and we couldn't agree more. And attendees continue to report that our programs enable them to communicate more easily with others despite differences of political affiliation, religion, race, ethnicity, and even age. Help us continue to make this positive, tangible impact on our community by becoming a member today.

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