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Aaron Stockwell

minister@uucbv.org, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley in Bryan

The Secret Religion of Americas' Leaders

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2017
IN BRYAN @ VOL 10

Aaron Stockwell looks at several well-known men and women from American history, and examines how their religious beliefs influenced their contributions to American progress.

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A Convergence of Faiths

BY KEM HINTON
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Kem Hinton speaks about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It discusses the history of both the religion at the temple and the architecture. The western wall and the golden gate are two key features discussed in the presentation.  Also, it talks about the Arc of the Covenant and some of its possible locations.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 25, 2014. 

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The Truth about Islam

BY ABDULELAH ALALSHEIKH
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Abdulelah Alalsheik retraces the history of Islam and debunks some misconceptions about this religion.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 16, 2015.

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21st Century History Painter

BY SANDOW BIRK
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist Sandow Birk work includes painitngs and woodblock prints. He is influenced by nineteen century European romantic painting which he layers with hip-hop culture and his art evolves from fictional history to real history painting. His themes are current events, the war in Iraq. His last project was a creation of illuminated manuscript based on traditional islamic manuscripts.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 27th 2015.

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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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Wigmas

BY SARID LAYTON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Sarid Layton is a Business Development Manager based in Newmarket. She brings to us her experience growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and an overview of the religion and practises.

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Mnemosyne & Sleep Temples of Ancient Greece

BY SARAH JANES
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Writer and host of The Explorers Club - a small lecture salon in St. Leonards on Sea, Sarah Janes talks about her interests in dreaming, the occult and spiritual sciences. An intelligent and humorous look at Mnemosyne - the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and her influence.

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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

BY MADELINE DALE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.

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Girls of Silver Spring, Our Future Women Leaders

BY SHANNON BABE-THOMAS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Shannon Babe-Thomas is the Executive Director of Community Bridges, a non-profit that works with girls in the Silver Spring, MD area. She shares some incredible stories of the girls in her program and the amazing work that they are doing.

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So A Jew Walks Into a Christian Play

BY JACOB MAXIMILLIAN BARON
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

The experience of a young Jewish man cast in the role of an historically real, murdered civil rights activist and Episcopal seminarian. Jacob Maximillian Baron talks about the experience of being in this show as a culturally Jewish man and what it taught him about the values shared between religions.