Buckminster Fuller’s daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder attended the Inaugural Reception of the new Fuller Dome Gallery. This new exhibition space was made possible by a grant from the Meridian Society. It is located inside of the Fuller Dome on the SIUE campus. This inaugural exhibition created an opportunity to exhibit the Buckminster Fuller print portfolio, “Inventions, Twelve Around One.” Allegra had donated this portfolio of her father’s artwork to the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability in December of 2017 as way to recognize the good work being done by the Center to continue Bucky’s legacy.
“Religious Freedom in America: Building Bridges of Trust.”
Please join us at the Center for Spirituality & Sustainability in Edwardsville on October 20, 2018 at 7:00 for our 2018 Annual Celebration of World Faiths. This year’s program is a presentation on “Religious Freedom in America: Building Bridges of Trust.” It will begin with an animated video that explains in clear terms the origins of the separation of church and state doctrine and its importance to all faith traditions within the context of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The presenter will be Dr. Jaymeson Stroud, M.D., who is the president of the O’Fallon Illinois Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. He will share stories of religious persecution that LDS Church members experienced in Illinois and Missouri in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries to demonstrate the importance of religious freedom as intended by the founders of our country. Questions from the audience will be entertained as Dr. Stroud finishes his presentation. Refreshments and opportunity for fellowship will be provided after the program.
The event is free and open to the public
The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability was proud to host a terrific group from St Louis, Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice. The Fuller Dome's creative consultant, Benjamin Lowder, shared the dome's history, the legacy of Buckminster Fuller and the social justice implications of resource consumption as it relates to architecture. The Women’s Voices’ mission is:
- To identify, research and discuss critical issues
- To mobilize, energize and inspire ourselves and others to action
- To work as individuals and in community for social justice
Women’s Voices achieves their mission through education and advocacy. Their program committee selects a variety of knowledgeable speakers to provide information on a variety of social justice issues. Programs are held on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at 7 p.m. at The Heights (Maplewood-Richmond Heights Community Center), 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights 63117. Programs are open to the public, free of charge, and guests are welcome.