On Sundays in the summer members and friends have the opportunity to present and discuss any work of interest at the Sunday Forum hour 9:45-10:45 a.m. – this may be a book (the “classic” book review), or a project you are working on, art that you create, etc.
July 22: Elmer Ledesma, The War on Science: Who’s waging it, why it matters, what we can do about it, by Shawn Otto
Modern society is built on the discoveries made by science. The applications of those scientific discoveries through engineering and medicine has made possible all the things we take for granted in our modern world. In spite of the myriad societal benefits that stem from scientific knowledge, there is a sizeable group of people with vested interests who reject and deny science, calling it “fake news.” By conducting aggressive public-relations campaigns, they then promote “alternative facts,” hoping to create “uncertainties” and sow doubt in the general public. Learn to distinguish science from “fake news” in this book review.
July 29: Adrienne Winston, Martyrdom and Terrorism: Pre-modern to Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Dominic Janes and Alex Houen
August 5: Lisa Brenskelle, Dream of the Earth, by Fr. Thomas Berry, eco-theologian & Catholic priest. This landmark work has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new intellectual-ethical framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity.
August 12: Chuck Alexander, Immortal Diamond, by Fr. Richard Rhor
August 19: Linda Schoene, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr