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: Usually the Fireside Room, however, Forum will be meeting via online video conference during the pandemic.
    • Video conference details will be distributed via the forum-announce@uucpa.org email group. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info
    • Request to join forum-announce@uucpa.org by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org
  • Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
  • Contact: Bob Greene and Susan Owicki (forum-announce+owner@uucpa.org)

Forum Discussion Guidelines

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5DCunnPytR7j6wb7O8UhuZnZJhcHVJI/view?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 08/16/2020Forum – Why are Governments Leaning Towards Authoritarianism?,

    Discussion Leaders: Jerry Strom and Bob Greene
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 08/23/2020Forum – How to Use Boredom Creatively,

    Discussion Leader: Rob Ruether
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 08/30/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for October,

    Discussion Leaders: All
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 09/06/2020Forum – The Pros and Cons of GMOs,

    Discussion Leader: Janet Buelow

    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 09/13/2020Forum – Our Top Values,

    Discussion Leader: Valerie Yakich

    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 09/20/2020Forum – The Crisis in Voting in the United States,

    Discussion Leader: Larry Aronson

    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 09/27/2020Forum – Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for November,

    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 10/04/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 10/11/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • 10/18/2020Forum,

    Discussion Topic TBD
    If group gatherings are still not allowed, the Forum will meet via online video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

  • Forum Archive

  • 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

  • 02/03/2019 – Forum – The Science and Magic of Virtual Reality,

    Discussion Leader: Dan Sagmiller

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