Legislative Update: A regular feature of West County Democrats general meetings is the Legislative Update presented by Glenn Koenen. Have you ever wondered what our elected officials do aside from raising money for their next campaign? Glenn provides a compact view of legislative initiatives proposed by our lawmakers at the national and state level. If it is important to understand exactly what our officials are doing or not doing to improve the well being, health and safety of our community, you can always find his summary on the Legislative Issues page.
Presentation Topic: “Religions and Peace: Locally and Globally”
Speaker: Dr. David Oughton, St. Louis University
Description: Dr. David Oughton will explain the important role the major religions share in promoting peace and just communities on the local level and on the global level. He will emphasize what the major religions share in common and how they can continue to cooperate and learn from each other
About the speaker: Dr. David Oughton has been a board member of Citizens for Global Solutions for the past twenty-five years. He has been teaching courses in philosophy, religion, peace studies, and Holocaust studies for the last forty years. He is currently teaching courses in the world’s religions at Saint Louis University. His interdisciplinary doctorate in “Philosophies and Theologies of Peace and Justice” combined his interest in social philosophy, interreligious theology, and political science. In his dissertation, he argued that world peace requires a commitment of creative interchange among the religions and the nations of the world as well as a world federal government that would create, enforce, and adjudicate world laws. He is also a board member of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, Interfaith Partnership, and the Living Insights Center.
As always, we will be collecting for Circle of Concern. For info click here.
Please join us for lunch following the meeting at the Pasta House on Manchester just west of Weidman at 14007 Manchester Rd. Ballwin, MO. 63011
For the notes from the July meeting, click here.
Contact person: Terry Gates / 314-991-2529 / email@example.com