The Canterbury Forum will resume programming on Sunday, August 30th. Our programs will be presented online through Zoom. Watch your email for login instructions.
Sunday, August 30
"Women and Politics: Looking Back and Looking Ahead "
Prof. Donna Hoffman
Department of Political Science, UNI
Just 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was approved by the Tennessee state legislature, marking the final 36th state needed for ratification; women of the United States finally had the right to vote after a long struggle. In January 2019, the 116th Congress was sworn in and it became the most diverse Congress ever elected. Not just record numbers of women, but also of racial and ethnic minorities serve in the current Congress. However, women still only hold 23.7% of the seats in Congress (yes,that is a record!). Professor Hoffman will discuss the path women have taken as they gained the right to vote, ran for office, and made in-roads on the path to power.
Sunday, September 27th
"The Religious Significance of Geology"
Dr. Lynn Brant
Emeritus Professor of Geology, UNI
Loyal Rue says, "At the core of every religious tradition there is found a narrative vision, a myth unifying ultimate reality and value ... [religious myths] fuse cosmological ideas together with moral values to form an integrated story". The story in Genesis indicates first, that humankind is the main show in the universe, and second, that time began only a few days before the first humans were created. The science of geology has changed that story and places humankind in a different cosmological setting. The religious significance of this change has multiple implications.
Sunday, October 25th
Rev. Abraham Funchess
Pastor, Jubilee United Methodist Church, Waterloo