What is the history of state and religion in North America? Why did the framers of the United States Constitution include the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment? In our country's 225 year history, what changes took place in how people understood the Establishment Clause? In our time, some people claim that the Establishment Clause contradicts the Freedom of Speech clause of the same First Amendment. What is the proper balance? People in the CSRA are invited to read books on these topics and discuss them with fellow book lovers and concerned residents.

Join us on the 1st Wednesday of every other month from August to June at The Book Tavern, 936 Broad St, at 6:30 pm to discuss the following books. RSVPs via Facebook or e-mail are helpful for planning but not required. Note: The meeting space is on the 2nd floor, so you'll need to be able to climb a flight of stairs.

Aug 6 Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do by Rob Boston (RSVP)

Oct 1  Divided by God: America's Church-State Problem--And What We Should Do about It by Noah Feldman (RSVP)

Dec 3 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (RSVP)

Feb 4 Does God Belong in Public Schools? by Kent Greenawalt (RSVP)

Apr 1 The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children by Katherine Stewart (RSVP)

Jun 3 Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom by Barry Lynn (RSVP)

The Book Tavern (706.826.1940) carries these books, so check them out and purchase them there!