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Subject: Fwd: Hiroshima - August 9, 2015
From: Bob Kinsey
Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 5:57 am


Community Forum - Sunday, August 9th at 11:30 am–in the Sanctuary at First Universalist Church of Denver (4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80222 – NE corner of Hampden Ave. & S. Colorado Blvd.)


“Message from Hiroshima”(Film - 52 min.) Followed by discussion led by Bob Kinsey


Today is the 70th Anniversary of the second atomic bomb attack, which destroyed Nagasaki, August 9, 1945.  The film looks at life and culture in Hiroshima before the first atomic bomb was dropped. It puts a human face on weapons of mass destruction based on interviews with survivors and former residents. Bob Kinsey, retired UCC clergy and former AP history teacher, is co-chair of the Colorado Coalition for Prevention of Nuclear War, a member organization of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.   He ran on the Green Party ticket for U.S. Congress in 2004 and for the U.S. Senate in 2008 and 2010. He has been involved in anti-war issues, Land Mine abolition, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and support for the International Criminal Court. The Colorado Coalition works to educate our Congressional Delegation on these issues including urging the decommissioning of the 49 Nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert in NE Colorado.

To: Ginia, Diane
cc: Earl - First Universalist Chruch
cc: Colleen - Jefferson Unitarian

**** First Universalist - Program summary****

March 18, 2012 - 9:30 AM - What promotes healthy bones and joints
March 25, 2012 - 12:15 - light lunch - 1:00 PM - Move to Amend - Corporations v People
April 1, 2012 - 9:30 AM - Stress Free Mind
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Forum for the Heart and Mind: First Universalist Church of Denver

Sunday Community Forum for March 18, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

In the Commons at First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver (NE Corner of E. Hampden and S. Colorado Blvd.)

Could High Calcium Intake Actually Be Counterproductive for Bone and Joint Health? If So, What Promotes Healthy Bones and Joints? -- By Earl Staelin

Medical students are taught a mnemonic to remember the hazards of excessive calcium: ?Moans, Groans, Stones, Fragile Bones, and Psychiatric Overtones.? The Harvard Study of 78,000 nurses found that mature women who consumed the most calcium--->900 mg. per day from food (primarily from milk products), had 45% more hip fractures over 12 years than those who consumed virtually no milk products at all, or ?450 mg. per day of calcium. Studies in other countries have shown that women on a largely vegetarian diet, who consume 300-450 milligrams of calcium per day, and do not consume milk products, have many fewer fractures than comparable American women (20% as many in China; 5% as many in the Bantu in Africa).

Mark Hegsted, former chairman of nutrition at Harvard, warned in 1986 when the dietary guidelines for calcium were raised from 800 mg. per day to 1,000, 1,200, and 1,300 mg. per day that it was ?dangerous? to make such an increase when it was contraindicated by the epidemiological data, and wouldn?t it be unfortunate if the change turned out to be detrimental? We will examine evidence that high calcium intake, including supplements, as officially recommended, likely produces weak bones and joints, pain syndromes, depression, and other disorders as suggested by the medical school mnemonic, not to mention increased heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and thyroid problems. We will discuss research by Nobel prize nominees, a biologist and a microbiologist, that appears to explain this paradox, and shows why consuming vegetal silica, magnesium, and potassium and avoiding high calcium may be key to strong bones and healthy joints. Mr. Staelin has devoted 41 years to the study of nutrition, completed a Ph.D. in nutrition except for thesis, and in 2006 published his planned thesis on calcium and osteoporosis in a nutrition journal. He has used his knowledge of nutrition as a trial lawyer in legal cases--mental illness, domestic violence, and criminality--demonstrating that nutrition is a major factor in such conditions, and should be routinely considered.

Sunday Community Forum for March 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (sandwiches and fruit available for small charge at 12:15, including vegetarian)

In the Sanctuary at First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver (NE Corner of E. Hampden and S. Colorado Blvd.)

Move to Amend: Why Corporations Should Not Be Persons Under the Constitution---The Citizens United Case and the Danger to Democracy of Unlimited Undisclosed Funding of Elections by Superpacs

This program will present and discuss the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to provide that corporations are not ?people? or ?persons? as that term is used in the Constitution, and thus to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United.

The program will include a highly praised one-hour video of David Cobb, national founder of Move to Amend, followed by discussion led by Michael Melio, co-chairperson of Colorado?s Move to Amend Chapter and other leaders of the Colorado movement.

Sunday Community Forum for April 1, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

In the Commons at First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver (NE Corner of E. Hampden and S. Colorado Blvd.)

A Method to Help Attain a Stress-Free Mind --- Lata Moré, Ph.D., a volunteer teacher with the Art of Living Foundation, will introduce us to stress-reducing breathing techniques offered by Art of Living

Since 2005 Lata More has been a volunteer instructor for the Art of Living Foundation, a non- profit, educational and humanitarian organization engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization is the largest volunteer organization in the world and operates in 151 countries. The organization's programs are guided by its founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?s philosophy of peace: ?Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world Peace.? To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

Dr. More has been teaching the stress reduction programs offered by the Foundation since 2005, and was instrumental in establishing them for the faculty and staff at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She organizes lectures and conferences for the Foundation and served on the Foundation?s Research Committee to develop projects to study the health benefits of the programs. Since 2005 she has taught numerous courses for the general public from all backgrounds. Dr. More is a Ph.D. environmental health scientist by profession. She serves as the Manager of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at National Jewish Health in Denver. She and her husband moved to Denver in 2009 from Houston and they have two sons in college. She lives in Park Hill Denver.

For those who would like a head-start, the Foundation is holding its Open House at its new center at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 1420 S. Holly St. from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012


Subject:  [discuss-DenverGreens] Events from 4 MAR: Amy Goodman, Mazen Qumsiyeh, 9-11 debate, Tunisia- prospects for democracy
From:  Gary Anderson <>
Date:  Fri, Mar 04, 2011 9:41 am

Green Friends :

This is a mailing that I send from time to time - mostly to Unitarian - Universalist folk in Denver - Boulder. 

Peace and Justice Events after 3 MAR 2011

"Mazin Qumsiyeh Week"

This week’s schedule is dominated by the presence of Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh in the Denver- Boulder area. 

Dr. Qumsiyeh was a professor at Yale until a few years ago, when he returned to his native Palestine to be part of bringing visibility to the plight of the Palestinians and to their non-militant commitment to sustain and endure in their homeland.  As a Palestinian Christian, he adds a needed dimension to the dominant mind-sets. 


Best Regards,

Gary Anderson

First Universalist Church – Denver



4 March, Friday, at 7 pm.  Amy Goodman will speak on the role of independent media in promoting social justice. Free to CU Boulder students, $5 for community members. Math 100 Lecture Hall, Mathematics Building, 2300 Colorado Ave., CU Boulder:


 Sunday Community Forum for March 6, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. in Sanctuary,

First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver


Tunisian Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities, with Prof. Rob Prince, University of Denver, Dept. of International Affairs, and Ilyess Ksourii


Until January 2011 Tunisia had one of the more repressive governments in North Africa, and high levels of corruption among its elite.  When the economic downturn affecting southern Europe spread to Tunisia, unemployment and public resentment skyrocketed. In the “Jasmine Revolution”, a sudden and explosive wave of street protests ousted the authoritarian president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who had ruled with an iron hand for 23 years, bringing widespread demands for progressive reform.


On January 14, Mr. Ben Ali left the country after he failed to placate the demonstrators with promises of elections. On Jan. 26 an interim government issued an international arrest warrant for Mr. Ben Ali and members of his family for financial offenses. The next day it purged most of the cabinet ministers. Tunisia still faces an uncertain struggle to determine what kind of government it will have. Prof. Prince and Mr. Ksourii will discuss the meaning of these events, and also their effect upon Egypt, whose broad movement for change was triggered in part by events in Tunisia.


Prof. Prince is Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He spent two years in Tunisia in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s. His articles have been published in Foreign Policy in Focus, ZNET, and Common Dreams. Mr. Ksourii is from Tunisia and is active in the recently formed Tunisian Community of Colorado. He works as a computer specialist for the State of Colorado. 


Sunday, March 6, 2011 3-5 pm

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia, at Montview Boulevard, Park Hill


A History of Hope and Empowerment: Popular Resistance in Palestine

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian-American human rights activist who lives and works in Beit Sahour, will talk about the long history of popular resistance in Palestine and the current non-violent movement against Israel’s occupation and its ongoing confiscation of Palestinian land. Professor Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour. He lectures on issues of human rights and international law, and has recently published a new book: Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment.

His main interest is media activism and public education. Through his public speaking schedule, his letters to the editor and op-ed columns, interviews on radio and TV, and his blog, he tells the world about what is happening on the ground in the West Bank.

Contact Arnie Voigt



9/11 WTC Debate-  University of Colorado- Boulder

Sunday, March 6; 5:00PM

Colorado 9/11 Visibility is pleased to announce a live debate addressing the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

Sunday afternoon, March 6th, at the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado, Colorado 9/11 Visibility will host a debate between Richard Gage, AIA (American Institute of Architects), and Chris Mohr, Denver investigative journalist and nondenominational minister. 

The question: What brought down the three World Trade Center skyscrapers?

Richard Gage, AIA, is a San Francisco Bay Area architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been an architect for over 23 years and has worked on most types of building construction, including numerous fire-proofed, steel-framed buildings.  His quest for the truth about 9/11 began in 2006, and he subsequently founded Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Chris Mohr, investigative journalist and advocate of the “natural collapse” theory, is a sincere seeker of the truth who has extensively researched the collapses of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings, consulted with independent physicists and engineers, and passionately argues that the buildings collapsed due to the plane impacts and fires.



Date:  Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time:  4:15 pm: doors open (Seating is limited.  We recommend that you arrive early!)

           5:00 pm: debate begins promptly

Place: The Univ. of Colorado, UMC 235, 1669 Euclid Ave., Boulder, CO 80309

Admission:  $10 donation ($6 students) no one turned away

Contact:  Fran Shure,



Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh: additional appearances:

March 8th, Tuesday; 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Denver Press Club  (DPC) Cost:  $15

1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO  80204.

Popular uprisings are sweeping over the Middle-East. 


RSVP is required due to limited seating

Call 303-388-5058 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              303-388-5058      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Rima)


By:  5 PM Friday, March 4.

Dr. Qumsiyeh will discuss the popular resistance affecting the Arab world and the current non-violent movement in Israel/Palestine. Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian-American, living and working near Bethlehem in the West Bank of Palestine. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University (1986) and worked as an Associate Professor of Genetics and Director of Clinical Cytogenetic services at Yale University School of Medicine 1999 to a few years ago when he returned to Palestine.  Previously, he held similar position at Duke University. Currently, he teaches and does research at Bethlehem University, in addition to serving as chairman of the board for the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People.


Dr Qumsiyeh Denver—

March 7, Monday, 12:30-2—University of Colorado at Denver Auraria campus, Tivoli 320C



March 8, Tuesday, 6-8 pm—University of Denver Cyber Cafe of Korbel School

Contact Hasan Ayoub


Dr. Qumsiyeh - Boulder—

March 7, Monday, 4-6 pm—University of Colorado in Boulder, Room 250 Eaton Humanities Bldg.,

contact Tom Mayer 303-442-5311 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              303-442-5311      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


March 7, Monday, 7 pm—the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder  303-447-2074 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              303-447-2074      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Donate to the Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Fund

Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Fund: UUSC is accepting donations to provide aid to the people affected by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Read more about UUSC's work responding to the crisis in Gaza.

To phone in your credit card donation, call 800-766-5236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              800-766-5236      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

To donate by check, please make it payable to "Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Fund" and mail it to:

UUSC Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Fund
PO Box 845259
Boston, MA 02284-5259


Subject: The US, the CIA, and al-Qauda--It Ain't Over Til It's Over!
Date: Tue, Nov 25, 2008 7:40 pm
Dear 9/11 Truth Friends,

Earl Staelin, attorney, will give a presentation this Sunday, November 30th, entitled "The U.S., the CIA, and al-Qaeda--It Ain't Over Til It's Over" at the First Universalist Church. 

for a potentially lively discussion, see the next presentation and discussion there on Dec. 7th on Obama's policies.

Hope to see you there!

Fran Shure

Sunday Community Forum - Colvin Commons, First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
November 30, 2008 - 9:30 a.m.
"The U.S., the CIA, and al-Qaeda — It Ain't Over Til It's Over" – by Earl Staelin
Everyone knows the U.S. helped establish al-Qaeda to oust the USSR from Afghanistan in the 1980's.  Few know that the U.S. has continued to protect leading members of al-Qaeda, and has used them to recruit and train thousands of "jihadist" terrorists for use in foreign countries—the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Algeria, the Philippines, and elsewhere.  These covert actions usually contravene official U.S. foreign policy.  Why have high-level U.S. officials hindered full investigations into the role of al-Qaeda in terrorist events, such as the 1993 WTC bombing, the 1998 Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings, 9-11, the 2004 Madrid bombings, and the 2005 London bombings, to the dismay of dedicated FBI and CIA agents?  Whom do these actions and the "war on terror" benefit, and what is the real reason their promoters approve torture?  What is the role of oil?  Earl's involvement in world affairs began in the 1950's.

Sunday Community Forum - Colvin Commons, First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
December 7, 2008 - 9:30 a.m.
What Will an Obama Foreign Policy, and Domestic Policy Look Like?
We will view excerpts of current and recent TV programs from DemocracyNow and other sources, with commentary by well-informed experts on newly appointed cabinet officers and other officials and prospects for the Obama Administration.  To what extent do they represent needed and promised change?  To what extent do they represent a continuation of policies of the recent or less recent past?  Join in a lively discussion, in a critical time for our country.


Subject:  RE: [Sabeel-CO Action] Sun, Feb. 2, 3:00 pm: Sabeel Film & Lecture: The Last Supper
From:  Vicki for Peace <>
Date:  Thu, Jan 24, 2008 1:02 pm

Here are a couple I haven't posted yet. 
Muchas Gracias,

Sunday Community Forum - First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
February 3, 2008 - 1:30 p.m. (Food Available in Commons, 12:30 - 1:30)
Election Fraud in 2004 and 2006 - How Bad Was It, and What Can Be Done? - The Movie “Uncounted”. “Uncounted” exposes how Americans were cheated during the 2004 and 2006 elections - and how “enraged” voters have turned their anger into citizen activism - to safeguard the vote. Eyewitness accounts from whistleblowers are backed up by election experts in revealing how Jim Crow tactics, electronic voting machine security breaches, vote count manipulation, and illegal behavior by a major voting machine manufacturer all threaten the very core of our democracy - the vote. Democrats, Republicans, business leaders, elected officials, and rank and file voters are all part of a growing movement in America to correct an election system gone bad. Discussion to follow will be led by Cliff West, Senator Ken Gordon and other leaders in this movement.
Sunday Community Forum - First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden Ave., Denver
February 10, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. (Food Available in Commons, 12:30 - 1:00)
Were the Building Collapses of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7 Caused Solely by Fire and Impact Damage, or by Controlled Demolition? A DVD: “9/11: Blueprint for Truth: The Architecture of Destruction” by Richard Gage, an architect (AIA), followed by discussion led by an architect and an engineer. The most recent NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) report abandons the pancake theory of collapse of the twin towers, and NIST has never issued its promised report on 47-story WTC Building 7, a block away from the towers, which was not struck by a plane, and suffered moderate one-sided impact damage and a few small fires. Like the towers it collapsed straight down in nearly free fall time. President Bush labels doubts of the official story “outrageous conspiracy theories.” However, a growing number of prominent experts asserts that the official story is false or impossible: retired physics professor Steven Jones, Ph.D.; 241 architects and engineers (; world-renowned biologist Lynn Margulis; Daniel Ellsberg; prominent former FBI and CIA agents; former “star wars” program director under Pres. Ford and Carter, and jet fighter pilot, Robert Bowman, Ph.D. (physics & aeronautical engineering); 118 NYFD firemen who reported explosions before and as the buildings collapsed; attorney Gerry Spence; etc. See the evidence and arguments for yourself.


From: Fran Shure
Date: Sun, Jan 27, 2008 3:04 am

On February 10th, at 1:00pm, a forum on the case for controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center buildings will be held at the First Universalist Church.  The film "Blueprint for Truth" with architect Richard Gage will be shown and an architect and an engineer will be available to lead a discussion afterward.  Go to for directions.

First Universalist Church
4101 E Hampden Ave  (NE corner of E. Hampden and S. Colorado Blvd.)
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 759-2770


This is a long-standing forum with many wonderful, insightful guests.

The 9:30 am Forum usually meets, even when other, one-time events are also presented.

They could use some help with the website postings (hint, hint).

Current contact is Gary Anderson: 303 759-2770 -

"Make injustice visible" - Mahatma Gandhi

"You only live once. Outlive your life."

'The truth will make you free. But first, it will make you uncomfortable" - Mark Twain

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu