Sunday Forums Archive

December 8, 2019 | Ray Suarez

"Church of the Missing Men"

In the average American church, just over 60% of the adults present for worship are women, and under 40% are men. In declining congregations, the gap is even wider, 70-30%. Of the world’s major religions, Christianity has the widest gap between active male and female participation. Ever wonder why?  Listen to Ray Suarez' Advent talk in this long-running St. Columba’s series, this time to look at church, missing men, and what, if anything, is going wrong. And what, if anything, we can do about it.

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October 27, 2019 |

Race & the Justice System: St. C’s Community Debrief
Listen to the discussion of fellow parishioners about what they have learned during this series about race and the justice system and what they can do individually and collectively to make a difference and change lives.

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October 20, 2019 |

Race & the Justice System Series: Session 3
Listen to Priya Sarathy-Jones, National Campaign Director for the Fines and Fees Justice Center. She talks about the growing movement to reduce local government reliance on fees and fines to fund their justice systems, trapping poor communities in a cycle of incarceration and poverty.

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October 13, 2019 |

Race & the Justice System Series: Session 2
Parishioner Marcy Mistreet, executive director of the Campaign for Youth Justice, talked about how young people often get caught up in the justice system, what scientists are learning about the development of the adolescent brain, and what states and advocates for youth are doing to set kids up for success. Unfortunately, the recording is not available.

October 6, 2019 |

Race & the Justice System Series: Session 1
This is first in a series of Sunday Forums focusing on race and our criminal justice system. Parishioner Katharine Huffman, who leads the new Square One initiative, will provide an overview of the challenges of reforming the justice system and what states and local governments are doing to improve fairness and equity in the system.

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September 29, 2019 |

Unveiling of St. Columba's Mission & Strategic Vision
An update by the Vision, Mission, & Strategic Planning Task Force on the specific strategies being implemented to help us realize our new vision.

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September 22, 2019 |

All about SCAP

Each summer, teens and adults from St. C’s head to Barbour County, WV to work with families to help repair or rebuild their homes as part of the St. Columba's Appalachia Project. Listen to the SCAP participants' stories about the experience of being God’s hands and feet in the world.

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September 15, 2019 | Dr. Becka Alper

"America's Religious Landscape"

Listen to Dr. Becka Alper, research associate at the Pew Research Center. She discusses the findings of Pew’s “Religious Landscape Study.” She explores trends in mainline Protestantism, including among Americans who identify as Episcopalian, exploring their beliefs and practices, demographics, and social and political values. 

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May 19, 2019 |

Rectors and Wardens Forum: A Conversation with the Leadership of St. Columba’s

Listen to the exciting things God is up to in this lively community of faith.

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May 12, 2019 | David Hawkings

"Fixing our Democracy the Bipartisan Way"

David Hawkings is a storied congressional expert. Listen to his conversation exploring how Congress has lost its way and what can be done to get our legislative branch back on track.

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May 5, 2019 |

"Maintaining a Culture of Welcome in Times of Uncertainty"

Listen to the Safety Task Force members' discussion about the results of their parish safety study and hear the latest plans for the continued security of the parish and nursery school.

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April 7, 2019 | Amy Molina-Moore

Sabbath Dreams for You, Your Family & Our World

Listen to Amy's informal conversation about the role Sabbath could or should play in our lives.

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March 3, 2019 | Sol Corbin

"Introduction to Restorative Justice: From Talking to Action"

Learn about restorative justice and practical tools for conflict transformation from Sal Corbin an expert in the field of conflict mediation.

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February 24, 2019 | John Sides

"Identity Crisis: Conversation with the Author"

In his new book, Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for The Meaning of America, John Sides (along with his co-authors) identify fault-lines within the American public that erupted in the 2016 presidential election. In this recording, Dr. Sides talks about his findings and what they might mean for our collective identity as Americans.

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February 17, 2019 |

"Pilgrimage through the Holy Land"

Listen to Pattie Ames, Catherine Outten Olivo, Jennifer Turner and Woody Turner's tales from their recent Holy Land Pilgrimage.

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February 10, 2019 | The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin

"Inspiration Sunday"

What distinguishes St. Columba’s? How has our community evolved? Where is God calling us now? Listen to Rev. Ledlie Laughlin's presention and parishioners' reflections.

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January 27, 2019 | Dr. Durryle Brooks

Instruments of Change Series: From White Guilt to Empowered Ally: "How to Talk to your Children and Grandchildren about Race"
Love researcher and social justice educator returns to St. C’s for a three-part conversation on ways we can upend racism in America.

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January 20, 2019 | Dr. Durryle Brooks

Instruments of Change Series: From White Guilt to Empowered Ally: "Tips for Being an Ally"
Love researcher and social justice educator returns to St. C’s for a three-part conversation on ways we can upend racism in America.

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January 13, 2019 | The Rev. Susan Flanders

"If I Ever Lose My Mind"
A thoughtful exploration of the role of aid in dying for those living with dementia, based on Susan's new book.

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January 6, 2019 | Dorothy Linthicum and Janice Hicks

"Redeeming Dementia"
Dorothy Linthicum and Janice Hicks discuss the intersection of spirituality and dementia.

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