Academy for Lifelong Learning

Map to First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis, where most in- person classes are held in the Meeting Room. (ALL is not affiliated with the church.)

Current Events

ALL Online Classes for the Week of October 3, 2022 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Relationship between Science, Religion, and Truth Presented by Rev. John Tucker, District Supt., United Methodist Church, Corvallis Religion and science are often in conflict. Progressive Christians harmonize them and make disagreements disappear. Conservative Christians see them as opponents. What if both are wrong? Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stalin and Mao, and the Two Cataclysms They Engineered Presented by Dr. Hua-yu Li, OSU Associate Professor of Political Science Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76) was deeply rooted in Stalinism and in many ways like Stalin’s Great Purge Terror (1936-38) in that Stalin brutalized Lenin’s old Bolshevik party and ransacked the Soviet Society. Fundamentally, both dictators set out to build a party loyal to them only and a society that is without any “bad” elements. In the process, they both destroyed so many innocent lives. Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mission JOY - Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama Presented by Dr. Judy Ringle, Member of the ALL Issues and Ideas Curriculum Strand THIS IS DIFFERENT!!!! First you watch the video on your own any time on Oct 3, 4, or 5, as often as you like. Then on Oct. 6 we will have an online discussion. About “Mission: JOY”: Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two self-described “mischievous brothers” give a master class in how to create joy. The film, consisting largely of never-before-seen footage, showcases the exchange between these two Nobel Peace Prize winners. Shot over 5 days at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, it invites viewers to share their stories of incredible difficulty and strife. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons from lived experience, ancient traditions, and cutting-edge science regarding how to live with joy in troubled times. You must view the film prior to the day of the class. Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes Presented by Ameena Jandali, Founding member of Islamic Networks Group (ING) The role of Muslim women and Islam's view of women is one of the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the religion and its practitioners. This presentation describes the diversity of status of Muslim women today throughout the world, and highlights examples of notable Muslim women. It describes normative Qur'anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women and explains issues such as the head scarf and gender relations. Classes Using Zoom Meetings, How to…

Zoom Login Credentials

The credentials (Meeting ID’s, passcodes, direct links) for Zoom Meetings classes are emailed to ALL members in the weekly newsletter. If you have misplaced your newsletter or would like to attend a class as a guest, please contact the ALL Program Coordinator ( ). Be sure to obtain credentials as early as you can as it is not always possible to make contact at the last minute. Each class requires different credentials.
This page updated: 10/2/2022