777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232

Featured Presentations will be:

The Pentagon Papers Then and Now: UUs Confronting Government Secrecy
This presentation and panel discussion on the historical significance of the Pentagon Papers and the denomination's role in publishing them 35 years ago features experts who can relate this history to secrecy and deception in government today. Invited speakers: Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman, William Sinkford, Howard Zinn and Bob West. Christopher Finan, moderator.

First Freedom First
Solid research and analysis, cutting edge technology, grassroots and web-roots advocacy, a commitment to religious liberty and the democratic process unite in an exciting, thought provoking presentation of America's First Freedom and our opportunity to strengthen religious liberty and the integrity and vitality of our democracy. Speakers: Welton Gaddy, Barry Lynn, Donna Red Wing, Beth Corbin for The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Too Much Like Right: Ben Cohen's Peace Priorities
Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, demonstrates that a small shift in defense spending could impact positively America's top domestic priorities in education, health care, and energy independence. Cohen's program presents this shift strikingly with Oreo Cookies and then presents his 50 steps for peace.

A Conversation About Race and Class: Who Is Worthy of Our Efforts?
William E. Cross, Jr. will argue that the discourse on race and class seeks to clarify “Who is worthy of our efforts to promote justice, equity and compassion for all?” Dr. Cross will make frequent reference to Hurricane Katrina in explicating his thesis.

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith
What exactly is a 'vocabulary of faith'? And how does it relate to or differ from a 'language of reverence'? How should religious liberals talk about issues of ultimate meaning in the larger world? Noted spiritual writer Kathleen Norris will share her ideas with us.

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Added by raines on November 24, 2006