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March 2019

Forum: “Hatebusters -Bringing People Together” with Ed Chasteen

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teaching and emeritus status at William Jewell College have provided a base from which Ed Chasteen has led Hatebusters for more than thirty years. His sharing among diverse people across the region and the United States has been facilitated by people oriented, long distance bicycle tours. Ed is a PhD in Sociology.

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March 24: “The Hierarchy and the Network” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

March 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

As the term ‘socialism’ makes a comeback in our nation’s cultural dialogue, and we debate the nature of our collective political and economic responsibilities to each other, it is worth considering what has become of capitalism since its origins, what is becoming of it in the enormous shifts of today’s world, and what might become of it -- or of any economic system -- as the future unfolds in ways that are difficult to predict. What constitutes ‘human flourishing,’ and…

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Forum: “Foster Parenting and Foster Children” with Kristy Blagg

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The phrase "foster family" is surrounded by culturally influenced impressions that are loaded with emotional connotations. But foster families are real families with real people with hugely varied needs and commitments. Kristy Ann Blagg has experienced foster parenthood and has recruited families for family care in northwest Missouri.

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March 31: “The Empty Backpack” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

March 31 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The 2010 film Up In The Air offers a compelling illustration of some of the possibilities, and some of the challenges, of living according to Humanist principles. It invites us to ponder whether freedom and fidelity are equally important to a person of integrity, and asks whether it is feasible to balance them in a way that is ultimately either productive or satisfying. These questions remain urgent in today’s cultural and political climate. Click here to watch streaming video on…

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