Sunday Morning Dialog

Join us at 8:45 am for coffee/tea and bagels. Dialogs begin at 9 am.

Our Dialog series provides a forum for intellectual pursuit and rational thought as integral to our spiritual journeys at UUCMC. We welcome suggestions for speakers and topics. The series runs from September through May.

February 17th

“We Are Here, Because You Were There”
Dr. Kasturi Rumu DasGupta, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Georgian Court University

Regardless of country or continent the foremost and most critical issue which defines our time today is immigration. Immigration is the natural fallout from the conquest, pillage and environmental destruction that has accompanied corporate globalization, a system which has caused both the coming together and falling apart of our world.

Dr. DasGupta is originally from India and has lived in the US for over forty five years. She is Professor Emerita of sociology from Georgian Court University. As a sociologist she tries to see the world through the eyes of the most marginalized.

February 24th

“Modern Day Pioneers”
Beth Knotts and Timothy Knotts

“We haven’t built a home, we’ve built a life!” The words echoing from my journal continue to bounce through my head after every presentation I make. Please join Bethelena and Timothy Knotts as they recount their tale of homesteading, carving out a little piece of wilderness in the middle of Alaska and building a log cabin. It is a modern-day adventure set in the last great wild lands of the United States.

Timothy (from California) and Bethelena (a West Long Branch gal), worked around the country as National Park Rangers, ending up at Denali National Park. Over 5 years they proved up on their claim and still hold title and deed to the property, a mere 90 air miles from the closest road. Today Timothy owns a financial services firm and Bethelena works as a registered nurse. They both volunteer as EMT’s in West Long Branch.