Today is August 17, 2017; the
You are invited to AMOS’ 7th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday evening, November 16.
Location: First Congregational UCC, 2503 Main Street, La Crosse
Date: Sunday November 16, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20.00 per person. Pre-event purchase recommended.
The program will feature a presentation by Rick Kyte, music of Celtic Cross, a recognition of the work of our Hmong Advocacy Task Force which Heidi Blanke, Susan Hessel and I participated in, and a great potluck. Check out the menu on the flyer. We are bringing kugel. It is looks more like a great harvest feast!
The title of Rick Kyte’s presentation is “Water Ethics: Commons Dialogue for a Commons Resource.” In this talk, he will address the following questions that are central to justice work in La Crosse. “Who in our society speaks for everyone; who advocates for the common good; who inhabits a perspective beyond particular interests? Churches have allowed themselves over the past century to become just one of many special interests in a politically pluralistic society and, in so doing, have lost their unique voice. To reclaim their relevance, they must draw attention away from themselves and put attention on the common good. And that begins with articulating a vision of and a language for commons resources. What are those things that are necessary for life and which, by their very nature, must be shared? The first and most fundamental commons resource is water.”
Rick Kyte is Director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and Professor of Philosophy at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, health care, law, politics, the environment, art, and religion. He has published and lectured widely on topics related to justice, forgiveness, virtue, and the meaning of life.
You may reserve a ticket by letting me know.
We look forward to an evening of great food and celebration. I hope you can join the festivities.