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Sunday Gathering: Ron Ruhnke, “Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities of Individuality”

January 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Ron Ruhnke, “The Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities of Individuality”
Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell
Community Moment: Susana Bruhn

Individuality vs. community. Self vs. other(s). Selfishness vs. altruism. Self-reliance vs. interdependence. These are dualities that we live with daily, and balancing them in our lives is often a challenge. We live in a culture and historical period, at least in the West, that promote a hyperindividualism. Yet we are coming more and more to realize the need for community. In regard to these issues, this is the first of a two-part presentation. The second part is entitled “The Perils, Pitfalls, and Possibilities of Community,” and will be presented February 17.

Ron received his B.S.E. from Emporia State University, and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He also studied at the University of Oklahoma, the United States International University in San Diego, and the University of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany. He taught high school in Salina, Kansas, worked at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was employed for 27 years as a psychologist and therapist at Family Guidance Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is currently retired.

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January 20, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Delta Athenaeum
900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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