Information & Conversation about Key Issues of Today
Gethsemane is hosting three summer community forums. These are free and open to all. Each will be held in the Fireside Gallery from 7-8 pm. Come and invite others!
Wednesday, June 19
Islam: Challenges to Peaceful Co-existence in the West
How do Muslims adjust to and co-exist in a pluralistic society? How do they cope with the added burden of being viewed as a threat?
Dr. Fatma Reda is a psychiatrist and consultant physician, with a PhD in Comparative Religious Studies. Born in Egypt, Fatma has lived in Minnesota since 1970 and has been a U.S. citizen since 1977.
Wednesday, July 17
Sex Trafficking in Minnesota: Who, What, Why and Where?
Christine Stark is an award-winning author, researcher, activist, visual artist and survivor. Currently, she is completing a research project about trafficking in the Duluth harbor.
Wednesday, August 21
Climate Change: Minnesota Impacts and Solutions
J. Drake Hamilton is Science Policy Director for the nonprofit Fresh Energy. She is an advocate for clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities for the Midwest.