The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half century.

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 9-10:15 am
Location: Fireside Room
Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
Contact: Bob Greene (Bob_g@uucpa.org) or Susan Owicki (susan_o@uucpa.org)

Group URL: Realm Forum Group (login required)

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 09/22/2019Forum – Your first X,

    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 09/29/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for November,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 10/06/2019Forum – Solitude: The Beauty and the Pain,

    Discussion Leader: Laurie Vaughan

  • 10/13/2019Forum – What Does Halloween Mean to Adults?,

    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis and Ann Zeise

  • 10/20/2019Forum – Are You Different or the Same As You Were in Your Youth?,

    Discussion Leader: Barbara Symons

  • 10/27/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for December,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 11/03/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 11/10/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 11/17/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 11/24/2019Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 04/28/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for June,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 04/21/2019 – Forum – The Fundamentals of Making Good Decisions,

    Decision Quality is enhanced by carrying out six studies prior to making a decision. Helpful Frame, Clear Values, Useful Information, Creative Alternatives, Sound Reasoning, and Commitment to Action.  Lessons from the Decision Education Foundation.
    Discussion Leader: Ron Davis

  • 04/14/2019 – Forum – The Influence of Technology in Our Lives,

    We’ll discuss the types of technologies we use; the associated benefits and costs; and ways to moderate the influence of technology.
    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 04/07/2019 – Forum – When the Grid Breaks,

    Discussion Leader: Fred and Ann Zeise

  • 03/31/2019 – Forum – Selection of Discussion Topics for May,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 03/24/2019 – Forum – The New Cold War,

    Discussion Leader: Cecil Bridges

  • 03/17/2019 – Forum – The Power of Beauty,

    According to Plato, goodness, truth and beauty form a unified whole, inseparable and indivisible.  UUs recognize the power of goodness (compassion, social justice) and truth (science), but tend to view beauty as a form of entertainment — enjoyable but subjective and not of central concern to our religion.  But Nietzsche said “Without music, life would be a mistake,” and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn went so far as to say that “Beauty will save the world.” Do we underestimate the power of beauty?
    Discussion Leader: Dick Duda

  • 03/10/2019 – Forum – Which Businesses Are Doing Well by Doing Good,

    based on “The B. Corp Handbook” (1st Edition, 2014) by sustainability consultant Ryan Honeyman
    Discussion Leader: Sarah Doxiadis

  • 03/03/2019 – Forum – Elderhood: How to Thrive in the Third Stage of Life,

    Discussion Leader: Susan Owicki

  • 02/24/2019 – Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April,

    Discussion Leaders: All

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