The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details. Next Sunday, October 22: The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability. Evan DeLucia: Professor, UI Department of Plant Biology, and Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy …

The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources.

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details.   Today, October 15: The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources. Stephen Marshak: Professor, UI Department of Geology, Director of UI School of Earth, Society …

The Challenge of Human Population Growth

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Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 8:  David Sherwood:  Professor Emeritus, UI Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Former Director of UI Reproductive Biology Training Program. Whereas Homo sapiens evolved over 200,000 years ago, global population remained less than 1 billion until …

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability

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Upcoming Seminar Series: Our species, Homo sapiens, has been sustained by planet Earth’s eco-systems for over 200,000 years. Ongoing rapid accelerations in human population growth, technology and global affluence since the mid-twentieth century, however, are inflicting detrimental effects on the Earth’s ecosystems that are increasing the rate of extinction of species and imperiling the future of our own. This public …

Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101”

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Upcoming Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101” led by Rev. Oliver-Holder, next Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. In this introduction to Biblical Interpretation, we will examine the principle challenges of faithful interpretation, namely, the importance of language and historical and social settings.  

Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation

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Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 1:  Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. This a documentary film tells the epic 14-billion-year story of the universe—how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged. The film explores man’s place in …

PCUSA Ending Racism Study Group

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In 2016, the 222nd General Assembly approved a new church-wide, anti-racism policy: Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community. Our denomination has also published six study guides which provide tools for empowering church communities to have important conversations about race and racism in relation to Christian faith. Everybody is invited to join in a series of six conversations, led …