October 7 // What is Climate Change Doing to and for Us? // 9:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Paul H. Carr, Physicist and author of numerous works on the relationship between science and religion. Abstract: What are we doing to our climate? Emissions from fossil fuel burning have raised carbon dioxide concentrations 35% higher than in the last millions of years. This increase is warming our planet via the Greenhouse Effect.
October 14 // Increasing Human Lifespan // Speaker, John Lewis // 9:00 am
The average length of a human being’s life has grown continually throughout history. Will this trend continue? Is it possible? Desirable? If so, what are the implications for possible declines in quality of life? And will our planet be able to support an increasing population? Forum is offered at 9 am in the parish hall and 11:15 am in the choir room.
October 21 // “My Artwork & My Faith” // 9:00 am
Art has always been known to be a window into the human condition and soul. Who we are intrinsically as people and what moves and motivates us is inextricably bound in what we create, often without even our own awareness. Interestingly, the more we explore that which is most personal and intimate, the more we discover what most universally binds us together. This forum will be about my “story” as an artist and how my artwork has intersected with, reflected, and been shaped and influenced by my faith and spiritual journey as part of the ongoing story of my life. I hope my story speaks to your personal journey as well! ~ Marie-Louise (Weezie) Petrie
October 28 // English Roots of Episcopal Church Architecture // 9:00 am
We are excited to offer another forum by architect Brett Donham! While Brett has previously spoken with us about earlier church architecture (pre and post reformation), for this talk he will focus specifically on the church architecture of our own Episcopal tradition as expressed in our sacred church buildings.
November 4 // The Passion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. // 9:00 am
A video presentation by Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor UT Austin. Peniel Joseph holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. His career focus has been on “Black Power Studies,” which encompasses interdisciplinary fields such as Africana studies, law and society, women’s and ethnic studies, and political science. Prior to joining the UT faculty, Joseph was a professor at Tufts University, where he founded the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to promote engaged research and scholarship focused on the ways issues of race and democracy affect people’s lives.