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Speak Up Series
MedQUARTER End-of-Life Planning Events
First Lutheran Church 1000 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Each event will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Oct. 5 Facing Life
Dr. BJ Miller is a renowned speaker and advocate for maximizing quality of life and minimizing unnecessary suffering.
November 2 - Medical and Legal Decisions
Understand what happens if end-of-life decisions must be made and you do not have advanced directives. Cedar Rapids physician Dr. William Galbraith and attorney and award-winning author Jo Kline Cebuhar will share how the law works to ensure your wishes our followed.
December 7 - Spiritual Perspectives
Ask questions and participate in conversations about how personal values affect end-of-life planning. A panel of Christian, Humanist, Jewish and Muslim leaders will lead discussion.
Free admission and open to all!
Visit website for more details: themedquarter.com/speakup
Check out these interfaith programs and events sponsored by a variety of congregations and organizations in the Cedar Rapids area.
Abdelkader vs. ISIS: Exploring the True Meaning of Jihad
September 16, 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Mt. Mercy University CRST Graduate Center
1650 Matterhorn Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA
On September 16, experts representing a
broad array of fields ranging from national security to Islamic leadership will gather in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to debate the true meaning of Jihad and how it may be an answer to
For more information and to register, visit http://www.abdelkaderproject.org/aep-
To view event flyer click here
To view press releaseclick here
SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAYS usually...
Any changes will be noted below.
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Kenwood Park United Methodist Church
- 175 34th Street NE, Cedar Rapids-
Meeting room: Ely Room
A Religion of One's Own
by Thomas Moore
You can join the discussion at any time.
If you have any questions about this group,
please contact Carolyn at the email or phone # below.
Questions: Nancy Kotalik
This interfaith group enjoys spirited discussion,
as it explores the evolution of contemporary beliefs
and implications for personal faith and spiritual life.
The group looks into the cultural and political Influences in the development of Christianity.
Lineup for 2017-2018 Season
October 06 - Casey Guet
Opioid Crisis: There's No Place Like Home For Drug Addiction
November 03 - Christoffer Lammer-Heindel | Loras College
Third Party Prospects and Alternatives a Democratic SOcialist Perspective
December 01 - Mark Stringer | ACLU of Iowa
Our Libraries We Prize: Challenges to Our Freedoms
January 05 - speaker to be announced
Public Education Forum
February 02 - Dr. Jenny McBride | McCormick Theological Seminary
Theology as Advocacy on Death Row: The Story of Kelly Gissendaner
March 02 - Rep. Liz Bennett (confirmed) and Rep. Ashley Hinson (invited)
Examining The 2018 Legislative Session
April 06 - Caleb Gates (Invited) | Catholic Charities of Dubuque
The Refugee Crisis in Iowa
May 04 - Lynda Waddington | Journalist
Fighting For Access: Women's Reproductive Healthcare in Iowa
June 01 - Dr. Hector Avalos | Iowa State University
Living and Dying as an Athiest
Dialogue & Luncheon (11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Cost: $10 per person (payable at the door) includes lunch
Reservations are required: please e-mail:
or call 319-364-6148.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa