Past gatherings in Iowa City highlighted the following themes:
Race, Culture, Faith
Meditations on Change and Faith
A Place at the Table: Discussion of Muslim Peace Activist and Women’s Advocate Alas Murabit’s Perspectives
Near and Far: Bridging Differences with those Closest to Us
Holocaust Remembrance Event
Is Peace Possible?
Why do bad things happen?
September 18 Peace Begins With Each One of Us: Questions and Dialogue about Making a Difference Encountering Difference.
October 2 Mary Palmberg, long-time director (now retired) of the Free Lunch Program in Iowa City shares how she and others live out the program’s guiding principle, “An open door, a full plate, no questions asked,” especially when encountering differences. She also will highlight how the program enables a diversity of religious groups to serve others together.
October 16 Differences Hit Home: Judy Whitford
November 6 Discussion of TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story and its implications for faith, belief, and motherhood.
November 20 Words of Wisdom
December 4 Dialogue without Division
January 7 (not in session)
January 21: Faith Through the Generations with Nicole Wolf-Camplin (due to weather cancellation-moved to May 6)
February 4: The Spiritual Lives of Mothers: Prayer, Part 1 with Laura Weber
February 18: The Spiritual Lives of Mothers: Prayer, Part 2
March 4: The Spiritual Lives of Mothers: Spiritual Mapping Exercise with Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain-Cornell College
March 18 (not in session)
April 1 Gender and Faith
April 15 Sacred Words
May 6 Faith Through the Generations with Nicole Wolf-Camplin
May 20 Mothers, Faith, and Community
September 17 A Sense of Place Part 1
October 1 A Sense of Place Part 2
October 15 Reflect. Listen. Transform.
November 15 Mothers: Transforming. Transformed.
November 19 Transformation Unplanned
December 3 From the Inside Out