Religious Communities Are All Mixed Up!

ON SITE & ZOOM. And Why We Need Their Good Examples Now More Than Ever. Guest speaker Bill Vitek, Humanist Chaplain at Middlebury College and Director of the New Perennials Project,  will share experiences from his own travels in and out of religious communities and how they helped prepare him for his vocation as a teacher.

Blue Jeans Sunday, our annual effort to spruce up our grounds and buildings, follows. We’ll share our offering with Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC).

Getting to Know CVUUS session also follows (with Zoom option on Wed May 1 at 7 pm). All welcome.

About Bill Vitek: Bill directs the New Perennials project ( and is a scholar-in-residence and affiliate humanist chaplain at Middlebury College. He taught philosophy for 32 years at Clarkson University, always with the objective of helping students understand that the philosophical imagination can and must do useful work in the world. Much of his work has engaged ecological issues, including collaborations with Wes Jackson for over three decades. Vitek and Jackson co-edited two books, Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place (1996) and The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge (2008). A semi-professional jazz pianist, Bill founded and performs in The Jazz Collective. They perform every Thursday night at the Middlebury Inn. (

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