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. Note April may change to avoid Masters Week. 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 3    God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom of Conscience by Barry Lynn (RSVP)

Oct 5      The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America by Ray Suarez (RSVP)

Dec 7    Strange Gods: A Secular History Of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (RSVP)

Feb 1     God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It by Jim Willis (RSVP)

Apr 12   The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma V. Darwin in Small-town America by Lauri Lebo (RSVP)

Jun 7  Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance by Linda K. Wertheimer (RSVP)

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