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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.

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New Rituals of Death & Dying in Contemporary Japan
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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.


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Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance
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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.


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Amy Goodman Part 2
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August 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm

The second part of Amy Goodman's talk from her visit to Kansas City on the Spring.


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Amy Goodman in Kansas City
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August 3, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Our first part of Amy Goodman's April Kansas City appearance.


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“The Climate Mobilization: The Case for Immediate Action.”
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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.


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Leymah Gbowee
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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.


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Doubleheader
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July 6, 2016 | 6:00 pm

On this special addition of The Forum, we present two eloquent speakers:
First we'll hear First Lady Michelle Obama's Commencement Address to City College of New York.
Then, we'll hear Chris Hedges talk at the Left Forum, also in NYC.


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Fly Kites, Not Drones
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June 29, 2016 | 6:00 pm

In April, area peace activists gathered at Whiteman Air Force Base to witness against the drones operated out of there. In this special forum, we will air remarks from many of the participants.


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Confronting Extremist Violence, the Refugee Crisis, and Fear: Faith Responses
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June 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm

On May 19th, the American Friends Service Committee, the Greater Kansa City Interfaith Council, & the Kansas City Public Library hosted a forum to discuss the following questions. Should our response to extremist violence be violence or are there others ways to respond? Should we welcome refugees from Syria or close our borders? Hear faith leaders discuss these and other issues challenging us at home and abroad.


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“Challenge, Intellect, and Rhythm” with Joseph Davis
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June 15, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Regular attendees who have been around All Souls for ten years or so know Joseph Davis for the periodic, original poetry he offers at occasional services. All of that poetry is the sort that knocks ours socks off with its poignancy and its fresh perspectives about human issues.


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