On Monday evening, October 23, "Digging Deeper," UFPPC's Monday evening book discussion group, will begin a four-week study circle of five recent books on Islam and the role it is playing in the contemporary world (titles below).[1] -- Discussions will be led by Evelyn Cloud, who holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Washington, and who lived in Iran for ten years. -- There is no charge for participation, and some copies of the books are available for borrowing or purchase....


"Digging Deeper," UFPPC's Monday evening book discussion circle, will discuss Bob Woodward's State of Denial (Simon and Schuster, 2006) on Oct. 9 & 16, 2006.[1]  --  Woodward's volume is a number-one bestseller that is currently making headlines nationwide, and is available in bookstores.  --  For more than two years, "Digging Deeper" has been meeting on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café in Tacoma (3923 S. 12th St.)....


First Thursdays are film night at United for Peace of Pierce County.  --  At 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 5, at First Congregational Church (209 S. "J" St.), UFPPC will screen "The Ground Truth" (2006).[1]  --  "The Ground Truth" is a recent documentary film on "patriotic young Americans — ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq — as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities" (film web site).[2]  --  USA Today called the film "undeniably one of the year's most compelling films," and commented:  "Unflinching, disturbing and fascinating, 'The Ground Truth' never weighs in on the merits of the war, nor engages in Bush-bashing.  This is how these soldiers feel and there is no denying their sense of outrage."[3]  --  The film's title comes from a term used in aerial photography for what is discovered when a photographed location is actually visited and examined....