Wednesday at 6:00 pm
All Souls Forum
The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943. Guest speakers typically focus on issues of political, social justice, moral, educational and artistic significance. Each presentation is followed by questions and discussion.
The Last Wild Places of Kansas September 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm
George Frazier is author of The Last Wild Places of Kansas. He’ll discuss his journeys across Kansas by car, canoe, and on foot in search of the state’s remaining wild places - tenacious stretches of unplowed prairie, ancient springs, centuries old forests - places where nature collides with folklore.
Dementia with Dr. Amber Watts September 7, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Dr. Amber Watts is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kansas' College of Liberal Arts o Sciences who investigates health behaviors, prevention strategies, and bio-behavioral processes associated with cognitive decline & dementia. My current research projects focus on the effect of physical activity on health and cognitive function in older adults with and without Alzheimer's disease in cooperation with the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center in Kansas City. She spoke at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence on May 29th.
New Rituals of Death & Dying in Contemporary Japan August 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm
KU Professor William Lindsey's primary research interest lies in analyzing how individuals and groups in Tokugawa Japan (1600-1867) constructed and contested social identity and power along lines of ritual and symbol made available through the bricolage of Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, kami worship, local traditions, and individual motivations.
Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance August 17, 2016 | 6:00 pm
The annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance will, this year, feature a time to apologize for the US nuclear attacks in 1945 and will suggest taking immediate steps toward a nuclear weapon-free world, a nonviolent world.
Recorded on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the west side of the Loose Park Lagoon.
“The Climate Mobilization: The Case for Immediate Action.” July 20, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Recorded on Sunday, July 10th at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. John Fish Kurmann, Josh King, and Craig Wolfe presented "The Climate Mobilization: The Case for Immediate Action." KC Climate Coalition sponsored the event, with Heartland Renewable Energy Society as co-sponsor. Great crowd with great conversation.
Leymah Gbowee July 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Leymah Gbowee (pronounced beau we), 2011 Nobel Peace laureate and Liberian peace activist, received the 2016 Community of Christ International Peace Award on Saturday, June 4 during the Community of Christ World Conference.
Ms. Gbowee was honored for organizing Christian and Muslim women, empowering them to join in prayer and public protest. Her efforts played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003.