MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
March 28, 2009
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were: Sallie S., Mark, Colleen, Jan, Terry, Rob, and Sally M.
1. AFGHANISTAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES TONIGHT (Terry)
Debrief on the Mar. 21 kick-off of UFPPC's Afghanistan documentary film festival, which continues tonight (Sat., Mar. 28) and next week (Sat., Apr. 4) at 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Tacoma (621 Tacoma Ave. S.)
2. HOW TO CONSTRUCTIVELY BUT CRITICALLY SUPPORT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION (Colleen)
Discussion of how to be constructively supportive of an administration whose policies in the spheres of finance, national security, and defense are disappointing many progressives. To be continued.
1. DIGGING DEEPER LXXVII READS MICHAEL HUDSON'S SUPER IMPERIALISM AND MICHAEL PARENTI'S DEMOCRACY FOR THE FEW (Mark)
On Mon., Mar. 30, at 7:00 p.m., UFPPC's study circle, Digging Deeper, is examining a book on the systemic (one could even say: structural) exaggeration of the threat of international terrorism to the United States and its citizens: John Mueller, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats and Why We Believe Them (Free Press, November 2006).
2. ANDREW FINSTUEN TO SPEAK AT KING'S BOOKS IN TACOMA ON APR. 3 (Mark)
On Fri., Apr. 3, the 2008-2009 UFPPC Speaker Series will feature Prof. Andrew Finstuen speaking on "Original Sin and the Prospects for Justice: Reinhold Niebuhr's Vision for the Kingdom of God in America." Finstuen is visiting assistant professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University and holds a Ph.D. in history. Prof. Finstuen's first book, Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Popular Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich will be published this fall by The University of North Carolina Press. This event is free and is open to the public; it will be held at King's Books, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma, at 7:00 p.m.
3. AFGHANISTAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Mark)
UFPPC and the Micah Project of First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a festival of documentary films about Afghanistan on three successive Saturday nights at First United Methodist Church in Tacoma: Mar. 21 & 28 and Apr. 4, 2009. — More information here.