UU Roundtable for July 2016

June 28, 2016

 The Roundtable Discussion Group meets every Sunday at the Unitarian Church located at 2000 S. Solano, Las Cruces NM
. Roundtable at 9 am in the sanctuary.  Sunday Service is at 10:30 in the sanctuary.

 

Etiquette requires we should never discuss religion or politics among friends. As UUs we not only survive such discussions but actually thrive on the exchange of these ideas. Join us for these programs:

 

 

July 3 – Our Election System & Other Imponderables: State Representative Bill McCamley

 

Bill McCamley studied government at NMSU and Public Policy at Harvard. He is currently our state representative for District 33. Who better to explain about Primary elections, delegates, suspended campaigns, etc. Bill has bravely agreed to answer questions on such issues as well as whatever else may interest and/or bug you. Don’t miss this chance.

 

 

July 10 -– CUUPS and Paganism: Susan Wells and Panel

 

Last June we learned a lot about CUUPS, Covenant of UU Pagans, from a panel of CUUPS members. This session we will learn more about pagan theology and about such questions as whether extraterrestrial forces play a role in paganism. This is a great chance to learn more about our fellow UUs.

 

 

July 17 – Las Cruces Law Enforcement: Police Chief Jaime Montoya

 

While Las Cruces has some problems usually associated with any city its size, it is still a great place to live. What is the Las Cruces Police Department doing to help maintain our enviable atmosphere that is not enjoyed by other cities with large minority populations? Are there issues of which we should be aware? Chief Montoya will answer these and other questions you may have.

 

 

July 24 – Issues in Doña Ana County: Commissioner Billy Garrett

 

Several recent controversial issues have generated considerable discussion and resulted in surprising primary election results. Our own Billy Garrett, the District 1 Doña Ana County commissioner and past commission chairman, will help us understand more about these issues. Here’s your chance to get direct answers to your burning questions about the county.

 

 

July 31 – Reform or Eliminate Prisons? – II: Jan Thompson

 

Jan has years of experience as a counselor of ex-offenders and advocate for alternatives to prison. Her Roundtable last month with Dr. Ron Ross ran out of time about half way through. While the first session was very enlightening, having attended it is not a prerequisite for participating in this session!

 

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