Bain Cowell: “hard” versus “soft” power

Our unique Sunday services feature talks on subjects ranging from ethics and spirituality to history and current events. This Sunday, Bain Cowell will discuss “hard power” versus “soft power” in U.S. Foreign Policy.

Bain Cowell

Bainbridge Cowell Jr. knows his subject. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service after 23 years as a State Department political officer in European and Latin American affairs. Previously, he was an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He also was an instructor Emory University and at Georgia Tech, and he served as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Bain earned graduate and undergraduate degrees at Yale University. In retirement he teaches a class on foreign policy in the Columbus Academy of Lifelong Learning, he volunteers with the National Infantry Museum, and assists a Presbyterian Church mission in Guatemala.

Our informal services also include a little music and opportunities for reflection and affirmations of the Seven Principles of UU. Visitors are always welcome.

Here’s what else happens on Sundays:

  • 9:15 a.m. until noon: Free childcare available.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education. We explore all the world’s great religious and ethical traditions.
  • 10:00 a.m. UU Singers practice. (All voices welcome at practice. We also practice Wednesday’s at 6 p.m.)
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. The Sunday service.
  • 10:55 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. The kids join us for the first few minutes of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities.