February 18 – “Sunnis and Shi’ites: Varieties of Islam” by Bob Kramer
Bob will explore the differences between Sunni and Shi’ite Islam, and the importance of their impact on the people living in those areas of general unrest.
February 25 – Small Steps Toward Peace by Joy Jordan. Each day, we hear news reports of greed, hatred, and violence. With heavy hearts, we may wonder: How can I effect change and make a meaningful difference? Where do I begin? The first steps can be both small and intentional, beginning in our relationships. How we listen, speak, and act–these move us closer to war or to peace. Peace is not passive, it’s an active practice. We begin with small yet important steps.
March 4 – Rev. Jim Coakley
March 11 – Damian Bozzacco
March 18 – World Storytelling Day
A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the Spring Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere – on the Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere) when as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and in as many places as possible. Team Karen (Eckberg and Kersten and friends) will entertain us with a variety of tales as we participate in this world-wide event.