After a two-year COVID interruption, our speaker series is back!!
All are welcome – Bring Friends – Free Will Offering
Sunday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. – John Milloy – The Role of Faith in Political Discourse. John is Assistant Professor of Public Ethics and Director of the Centre for Public Ethics at Martin Luther University College, and former Member of the Provincial Legislature, having held five cabinet portfolios, and he was a senior staff member of Prime Minister Chretien.
Sunday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. – Deborah Snider – Advance Care Planning 101 – The Gift You Give Each Other! Regardless of a person’s age or health status, serious accidents and sudden health changes can happen. Imagine you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions…who would decide for you? Join us as we look at health care decision making, essential information you need to know, and how advance care planning conversations can help you and your loved ones. Deborah has 40 years of experience in nursing, with much of her career in health-care management. She is a passionate volunteer with Hospice Waterloo Region.
February (date to be announced) – Blaine Chiasson – Should We Be Afraid of China? There is much the world does not know about China and how it will use its immense capabilities and power. What do we know? What should we be fearful of? Blaine has an MA and PhD from U of T, is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, and focuses on the political, cultural and social history and interaction of Russia and China.
March (date to be announced) – Doris Jakobsh – Gender In World Religions. An historical perspective on gender within world religions, and on the ‘living experiences’ of women and men within their own religious traditions. An opportunity to come to know the beliefs and practices of religions across the globe. Doris is a Professor in, and Associate Chair of, the Dept of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo, teaching on sex and sexuality in religion. She has an MTS in Theological Studies from Harvard University and a PhD. Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia.
April (date to be announced) – Paul Roorda – A Moment Between Art, Time, Meaning and Climate Change. Paul will discuss the creative process and ideas behind recent photography, sculpture, and mixed media projects. His art deals with perception, nostalgia, and the human response to climate change. He is a Waterloo artist who has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions in Canada, the U.S. and Germany. He has been awarded numerous regional, provincial, and national arts council grants. Roorda was the artist in residence for the City of Kitchener in 2007 and at GlogauAIR in Berlin in 2012 and 2015.