Love and Understanding: Growing Wiser by Finding Unexpected Common Ground
Welcome to MiddleMoot in Kansas City, Missouri! We will meet at Metropolitan Community College- Maplewood Campus. The event runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Health and Safety: At this time, the venue does not require masks. We will update the event page with any policy changes as the event approaches.
Both on-site and online attendees are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or performance to our Call for Proposals, which closes on August 29th and can be found here:
This year our theme is “Love and Understanding: Growing Wiser by Finding Unexpected Common Ground”, and we invite attendees to submit proposals for presentations that consider questions such as
- What does it look like to ‘look into the heart of an enemy’ and see what is truly there, not just what we assume to be?
- How can we look on others who are vastly different to us with ‘ love and understanding?
- In what ways can we seek to understand what others are saying to us, from their point of view, and not just our own?
- How can we grow wiser by listening to and seeking to understand others?”
Our theme is based on the following passages:
“She looked upon Gimli, who sat glowering and sad, and she smiled. And the Dwarf, hearing the names given in his own ancient tongue, looked up and met her eyes; and it seemed to him that he looked suddenly into the heart of an enemy and saw there love and understanding. Wonder came into his face, and then he smiled in answer.” – FOTR
“Wisdom was in the words of the Elven-king, and the hearts grew wiser that hearkened to him; for the things of which he sang, of the making of Arda, and the bliss of Aman beyond the shadows of the Sea, came as clear visions before their eyes, and his Elvish speech was interpreted in each mind according to its measure.” – The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West
Our MiddleMoot artwork, “Arrival as Caras Galadhon,” is the work and vision of Ted Naismith.