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

  • 11/17/2019Forum – The State of the Impeachment Inquiry,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 11/24/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for January,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 12/01/2019Forum – Priorities for a Political Platform ,

    Discussion Leaders: Dick Duda and Bob Greene

  • 12/08/2019Forum – A Wealth Tax?,

    Discussion Leader(s): Cecil Bridges and/or Jerry Strom

  • 12/15/2019Forum – Spirituality — What Is It? Do We Need It?,

    Discussion Leaders: Bob Ohlmann

  • 12/22/2019Forum – Sobering Army Report on Climate Change,

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene

  • 12/29/2019Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for February,

    Discussion Leaders: All

  • 01/05/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 01/12/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • 01/19/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD

  • Forum Archive

  • 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

  • 02/17/2019 – Forum – National, Corporate, and Global Economics,

    Discussion Leader: Dave Joki

  • 02/10/2019 – Forum – The Insect Apocalypse,

    Discussion Leader: Jack Owicki

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