Adult Forums are held each Sunday September-May at Grace in the Peace Chapel at 9:20 am (no forums December 23 or 30, January 6, or April 21). Find the coffee in the kitchen, and then find a chair in the peace chapel! All are welcome.
May 5—Eschatology in the World Religions
Each of the non-Christian World Religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Indigenous Religions) offers ideas on the Afterlife. They also offer ideas on the end of time, or the end of the world as we know it. What are these ideas and how to they compare to each other? Janelle Bussert, who has taught World Religions at Augsburg College, will lead this forum.
May 12 — White Color, Culture and Consciousness
What does it mean to be white in the USA? What is “white culture?” What is “white consciousness?” Linnea Swenson Tellekson, a member of the Grace Race Equity Team, will share what she has learned about answering those questions, growing up white and living in white skin in our country. All ages, genders and cultural/racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend and contribute to this challenging conversation on racial identity and institutional racism.
May 19 — Opioids: A Personal Story
Colleen Ronnei organized Change the Outcome after losing her son Luke to an opioid overdose in 2016. In this forum she will share her story, provide some background to this devastating epidemic, describe how addiction occurs, and suggest how to keep ourselves and our families safe from addiction. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about a topic that affects all of us.
May 26 — No forum (forums will resume in September!)