The CVUUF Community Forum is an ongoing series of speakers, films and socially relevant entertainment events. Our aim is to organize and present public programs that inform, inspire and delight our community.

Our mission is to promote awareness of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as a beacon of liberal religion, tolerance, equity, compassion, respect for nature and human rights in the Conejo Valley and the surrounding areas.

For any questions about our events, eMail: forum@cvuuf.org


Community Forum: Jessie's Place

2017-06-16, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Friday, June 16)

Jessie’s Place is a nonprofit organization which supports programs and services for children and adults with physical and or mental challenges, in collaboration with the Ubumwe Community Center in Gisenyi Rwanda, Africa.
Linda Romano, Executive Director, will speak about the outreach programs and services provided ton severely impoverished rural communities: Home Visit Program, Women’s Coop, Hugs of Love Program, Street Boys Program, Blind Families Group Program.



PAST EVENTS

A Matter of Death and Life -- A Humanist's Perspective of Mortality

2017-05-12, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday, May 12)

The Humanist Community is bringing the nation’s Highest Profile Evangelical-to-Humanist-Convert to Ventura County!   

Don’t miss this!

This is our first event in  cooperation with the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship’s “Community Forum” program.

One of the most challenging aspects of making the most of this life is facing the end of it. Whether contemplating our own demise, grieving the loss of a loved one or trying to help someone else come to grips with the reality of mortality, we secularists often struggle to think and talk about death in ways that are comforting and constructive. In contrast to our still-believing brethren, many secular communities don’t yet have the understanding, language and rituals we need to practically support each other in making sense of life’s most intimidating ultimate question. Join Bart Campolo, humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, co-author of Why I Left, Why I Stayed and host of the Humanize Me podcast, for this hopeful, provocative conversation.

Admission is free but donations are gratefully appreciated. All funds go to support Bart’s Humanist Chaplaincy and our host CVUUF.

About Bart:  Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who currently volunteers as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California.Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Bart became an evangelical Christian as a teenager and was immediately attracted to urban ministry. After graduating from Brown University and serving as an urban youth pastor in Minneapolis, he returned to Philadelphia to found Mission Year, a national service organization which recruits young adults to live and work among the poor in inner-city neighborhoods.As he became an influential evangelical leader, however, Bart increasingly questioned his own faith. In 2005 he returned to street-level community building in inner-city Cincinnati, where he eventually completed his gradual transition from Christianity to secular humanism. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Bart’s work has been focused on inspiring and equipping all kinds of people to make the most of their lives by actively pursuing loving relationships, social justice and a genuine sense of wonder.

 

Check out the Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/Humanist-Community-of-Ventura-County/events/239206214/?rv=me1&_af=event&_af_eid=239206214&https=on


ARCHIVE

2017-04-28: Next Step to Healthcare Reform
2017-03-28: Faithful to the Future: Inspiring Science, Evolving Faith, Realistic Hope
2017-03-03: 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment
2017-02-03: Community Forum: How to Solve Climate Change and Build a Stronger Economy
2017-01-29: Bridging the Political Divide: Strategies for Constructive Engagement
2016-12-09: Community Forum: Witnesses from Standing Rock Speak
2016-10-07: Forum to Analyze 2016 Ballot Propositions
2016-08-28: "The Brainwashing of My Dad", Special Screening
2016-03-30: Islam and Muslims in America
2016-03-10: Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson
2016-03-03: After Tiller
2015-12-05: Capitalism & Climate Change: The Science & Politics of Global Warming
2015-11-19: The TPP -- To Protect People and the Planet, or (Corporate) Profits?
2015-10-26: If the SHU fits -- Voices from Solitary Confinement
2015-10-09: Muses V
2015-05-25: Eyes on the Sky
2015-05-24: MUSES IV
2014-10-13: Marx in Soho
2014-10-13: Kathy Terry: When Living Alone is Not an Option
2014-08-26: MOVE TO AMEND Barnstorming Tour
2014-08-18: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY
2014-08-12: Ode to My Mother
2014-08-06: RISING FROM THE ASHES
2014-08-06: MUSES II * 10.11.14
2014-08-06: At The Flash
2014-08-06: Inequality For All
2014-06-11: LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
2014-04-24: NAMI: In Our Own Voice
2014-04-24: muses
2014-04-03: Sharon Markenson - Climate Change
2014-01-28: OCCUPY LOVE
2014-01-28: Hollye Dexter Gun Violence and the Culture of Fear
2013-12-12: Timber Hawkeye: "Buddhist Boot Camp"
2013-11-11: Queen of the Sun
2013-11-10: Rape in the Fields
2013-10-08: Reportero
2013-07-26: Simmens on Fracking
2013-06-13: Pastors for Peace
2013-05-30: Lost in Detention
2013-05-08: David Cobb 6/9/13
2013-05-08: Roy Zimmerman Aug. 17, 2013
2013-05-03: BIDDER 70
2013-03-19: Brian Rasnow
2013-01-26: Spike Dolomite Ward
2012-12-07: "8"
2012-10-09: Caring Economics
2012-10-01: The Minister's War
2012-09-26: Prop 34 & Prop 36
2012-08-31: Holly Near
2012-08-31: Mark Edward - Psychic Blues
2012-08-24: Anahí Quiroz
2012-08-24: September 2012 GMO Events
2012-08-24: TARANEH SALKE Family Health Alliance
2012-05-29: TESTIMONY
2012-05-16: "Which Way Home*
2012-04-17: Medea Benjamin
2012-04-17: **Strong!
2012-03-24: John Suarez
2012-02-28: Chuck Collins
2012-02-23: Hell and Back Again
2012-02-13: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-14: Reclaiming Our Democracy
2012-01-14: "Planned Parenthood"
2012-01-13: REV. MARK KIYIMBA
2012-01-13: Community Cinema: More Than A Month
2012-01-13: Revenge of the Electric Car
2011-12-19: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
2011-12-05: Roy Zimmerman: PeaceNick
2011-12-05: Daisy Bates
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo Album
2011-11-15: David Korten Photo album-2
2011-10-08: BARRY A. FISHER - Kurdistan-Crossroads in the Crosshairs
2011-10-03: Community Cinema - Deaf Jam
2011-09-02: *David Korten
2011-08-17: Rally for the Vote
2011-08-05: Kristine Olsen
2011-07-18: Melanie Joy
2011-06-22: Roy Zimmerman Concert
2011-06-22: John Agnew - The Arab Spring
2011-05-26: Michael Dowd (author of Thank God For Evolution)
2011-05-20: Soraya Deen - Being Muslim in America
2011-03-27: Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-27: Dr. Lois Lee - Children of the Night
2011-03-26: Roy Zimmerman
2011-03-02: Leave No Brother Behind
2011-03-02: Bullied
2011-03-02: Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things
2011-01-27: This Land Is Our Land
2011-01-17: Our 50th Community Forum
2010-11-26: CVUUF Holiday CD
2010-11-20: Father Greg Boyle: SRO
2010-11-20: Father Greg: Book-signing
2010-11-06: 2009
2010-11-06: 2011
2010-11-05: Film: Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle - December 11, 2010
2010-11-05: Scott Carter - January 8, 2011
2010-11-05: Christopher Smith, MD - January 21, 2011
2010-11-04: 2010
2010-10-30: The Vagina Monologues
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 19, 2010 - 7:30 pm Documentary Film, "A Revolving Door."
2010-10-07: Coming Soon: November 12, 2010 - 7:30 pm Father Greg Boyle