*** Please note that this meeting is on Thursday ***
The first definition of "soul" in the OED is: "the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal." Most people all over the world believe that they have a soul (they might differ on what that means); even many atheists and agnostics profess to have one. In Western thought, since at least the ancient Greeks, a person's soul after death goes to some other place (heaven, hell, etc) while in some Eastern thought it is reincarnated in another person, and on and on until it becomes perfected and thus escapes into a "nirvana," a rough analog of heaven. But in both variants, the soul belief is that of the OED definition: it's immaterial and it's immortal.
Do you believe that you have a soul? It it similar to the OED definition or does it differ in some important respect(s)? Why do so many people believe in souls, in spite of a complete lack of any respectable evidence for the existence of such an entity?
Unlike religions, the meme of the soul has been remarkably stable over time. Religions have been appearing, disappearing, and evolving at a dizzying pace relative to the unchanging nature of the soul meme. Why?
Disclaimer: I'm inspired to suggest this topic by a MOOC I'm currently enrolled in, "Soul Beliefs" on Coursera. I don't recommend it; I think it is on an interesting topic but is very poorly done. However, anyone can look at it.