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January 2018

Forum: “The Forum’s State of the City Address” with Mayor Sly James

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Following a quarter century All Souls Forum tradition, Mayor of Kansas City, Sly James, will deliver an annual, state of the city address.  He will review the City's accomplishments and challenges over the past year, and his priorities and expectations for the coming year.

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Service: “Who Are We, 2018” with Rev. Fritz Hudson

January 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

In 2004, Harvard historian Samuel Huntington published his valedictory Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity. Alarmed by permissive U.S. immigration policies and patterns, he cried “America cannot become the world and still be America.” He concluded, “In a world in which religion shapes the allegiances, the alliances, and the antagonisms of people on every continent, it should not be surprising if Americans again return to religion to find their national identity and their national purpose.” How is…

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Forum: “From Urban Site Renewal to Good Jobs” with Richard Mabion

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Richard is President of the Wyandotte County NAACP and a community activist focused on environmental education and urban renewal.  He will discuss how a Brownfield to Healthfield EPA program can provide useful job training and placement benefits for inner-city, low-income residents.

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Service: “Everything Possible” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

January 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The only measure of your words and your deeds will be the love you leave behind when you’re gone.” So proclaims the liberal message of a song from our contemporary hymnbook. Yet financial inheritance is one of the most powerful shaping forces of the inequities in our culture. How might we think about our legacies in ways that perpetuate our values more than our privilege? There will be a dedication of children and families, the choir will sing, and the…

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