Upcoming Sunday Programs
Our programs are on Sunday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon and are free and open to the public. Our Sunday School for children is closed for the summer, and will return on Sunday, September 11th.
Sunday, August 28th
Our annual Creative Writers Showcase will feature a wide-ranging program of original stories, essays, memoirs, and poems by a group of our talented members and friends. Once again, our audience will have an opportunity to participate by writing a short piece based on a photo that will shared during the program.
There will be no Sunday program on September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend. Join us as begin our new fall season on September 11th!
Sunday, September 11th
Chicago Tribune Columnist
Columnist Eric Zorn will give his take on the recent developments in state, local and national politics. He will describe the fixes we're in and speculate on what the coming months are likely to hold.
Sunday, September 18th
Interviewer and curator for AmericanStoriesContinuum.com
Mark Larson, interviewer and curator for AmericanStoriesContinuum.com, will discuss his oral history book to be published by Agate Publishing, spring 2018, exploring the emergence, expansion, and culture of Chicago's vibrant theater scene including brief audio excerpts from some of his interviews.
Sunday, September 25th
Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago
In a 2013 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Walter M. Kinbrough, President of Dillard University, described colleges as “places where students learn and grow through intellectual collisions in and out of class, with professors, staff, and peers…” First Amendment scholar, University of Chicago professor of law, and chair of the University of Chicago Committee on Freedom of Expression, Geoffrey Stone, will assess whether modern American campuses are curtailing such collisions and, if so, whether that is a constructive or counterproductive tendency. He will also suggest ways that students, administration and faculty can revive free expression and inquiry.
Sunday, October 2nd
Katherine Ozment, author of "Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age" (HarperWave), will discuss the reasons so many Americans are leaving organized religion and what this growing trend means for individuals, families, and communities as we seek to create connection and meaning outside the traditional framework of organized religion. Katherine will speak about the seemingly simple question her son asked her, which led her to write this book, and she will share what she learned from her three years of researching and reporting across the secular landscape of America.
Sunday, October 16th
B. C. Koh
Professor Emeritus, UIC Department of Political Science
Byung Chul (B. C.) Koh, Retired Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss how there came to be a North and South Korea and his impression of the present day North Korea.
Dr. Koh, a war orphan, former officer in the Korea Air Force, reporter and columnist of The Korea Herald, grew to young adulthood in Korea during the Korean War.
As a preeminent expert on North Korea, he has authored two books plus a multitude of articles on this enigmatic nation. Dr. Koh has visited North Korea three times and will share his personal view of what the conditions are in North Korea, its viability, and the threat it poses.
Sunday, October 30th
Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory
We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant, cheap and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact that over the next 35 years, the world’s demand for water will rise by 55 percent, and it’s no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century.