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Lecture Series: Future Events

Lecture Series Information

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Lecture Series

About twice a year, the Jefferson Center invites a major author or thought leader to speak on a topic of interest. These public lectures are an important way that The Jefferson Center shares our goals with the public, and are a significant fund-raiser for us. Events are held at various locations in or near Ashland. Please show your support for The Jefferson Center by attending lectures, and please invite family and friends, including your religious friends and colleagues, to these lively presentations. $10 at the door, check or cash, students with ID free.


03/13/2017 - 7:00pm Secular versus Religious Morality in the Age of Trump

Author Phil Zuckerman will speak Monday, March 13th, 7-9 PM at the Rogue Valley Unitarian (RVUUF) Hall, 87 4th St, Ashland. Many Americans assume that religion is the main source of morality, and that religious people are thus more moral than secular people. Phil will argue that the recent election of Trump should cause us to strongly reconsider that long-standing assumption. The truth is, secular men and women are more moral than their religious peers on a host of contemporary issues, and this lecture will explore how and why this is so.