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October 2019

Forum: “How Voters Decide” with Elizabeth Vonnahme

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Beth, a Professor of Political Science at UMKC, is a political psychologist. She will explain the factors that influence the ways a voter decides who to vote for, and will describe the army of consultants who try to influence that decision.

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October 13: “American Nightmare, Part 1” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

October 13 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Politicians and others are fond of advocating for everyone to share “the American dream.” We may differ about what that is, exactly, or what it should be, but we seldom question whether a dream is the best format for the ideals toward which we might aspire. Visits to a series of historical sites from the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century in the U.S. lead me to wonder whether the idea of a dream does not require the substance…

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Forum: “Creating Positive Transgender Environments–Factors in Theology & Science” with Seth Sonneville

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The national conversation regarding gender is a polarizing topic resulting in divergent and conflicting viewpoints. Seth Sonneville will discuss scientific and theological understandings in an attempt to find common ground in support of creating positive transgender environments.

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October 20: “American Nightmare, Part 2” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

October 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Politicians and others are fond of advocating for everyone to share “the American dream.” We may differ about what that is, exactly, or what it should be, but we seldom question whether a dream is the best format for the ideals toward which we might aspire. Visits to a series of historical sites from the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century in the U.S. lead me to wonder whether the idea of a dream does not require the substance…

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Forum: “What I Learned from my First Presidential Election” with Helena Buchmann

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Helena Buchmann is the Democratic Campaign Committee's field manager for Kansas' third congressional district. She is also serving her second term on the Johnson County Democratic Party Executive Board.

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October 27: “Before and After” with Rebecca Gant

October 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Our movements, our nations, and our lives all pass through moments when things will never be the same. What keeps us steady during these moments? How can we help steady one another? Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. All Souls General Budget is the recipient of October 27, 2019. Click here and select Contribution/Donation/General Budget to support All Souls.

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November 2019

November 3: “Medicaid Expansion” with Jameson Wells

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jameson Wells is the local organizer for Missouri Jobs with Justice, a coalition committed to protecting basic human rights of men and women. He works at building movements, including Medicaid expansion to improve working folks lives and to build democracy. Jameson will focus on Medicaid Expansion.

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November 3: “De-Colonizing” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

November 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Autumn in the USA brings a series of holiday observances that raise the issues of colonialism and cultural appropriation. Starting with Columbus Day, continuing through Halloween/Day of the Dead, and on to Thanksgiving, it is important to think clearly about who is celebrating, and what is being celebrated. If we are not intentional about what our holidays mean, they will end up with implications that we don’t really affirm. We will offer a children’s focus, and our special collection will…

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November 10: “Energy Crisis” with Jerry Shechter

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For at least three decades, as private citizen and as City official, Jerry has chipped away at practices and ignorance that allow Earth's energy dilemma to grow. He will discuss the crisis as it relates to citizens and to KC's modeling of environmental stewardship. Gerald Shechter is Sustainability Coordinator for Kansas City's Office of Environmental Quality, affiliated with the Office of the City Manager.

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November 10: “Voices of War and Peace” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

November 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

On this Veterans Day, we recognize both the nobility of individual sacrifice that soldiers make in battle, and the corrupt purposes that so often underlie the impulses of war. The choir will sing, we will share joys and concerns, and the offering will support our Hunger Outreach Team, many of whose guests are homeless and food insecure veterans. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. Hunger Outreach…

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