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PROVOCATEURS AND PEACEMAKERS - Science • Philosophy • History • Psychology • Current Affairs • Spirituality • Christianity • Atheism —> Provocative Discussion
* Want to hear differing viewpoints in rational dialogue?
* Want deep discussion on issues that matter?
* Want to make friends across the aisle?
Come exploring with us at our next meeting of The Provocateurs. We meet every 2nd an 4th Friday of the month (2nd Friday for our Topic Night, 4th Friday for our Lazy Readers Night).  We have no trouble being provocative — our main rule is that we give everyone a chance to talk and hear them with respect. Come to learn — and to give us a piece of your mind.

Also, for online discussion during the week, jump on our P&P Discord server:
If you’re new to Discord, go to discord.com to open an account.
If you’re new to our P&P Discord group, join us at: https://discord.gg/tS3ejMqmsh
If you joined us on Discord earlier, find Provocateurs & Peacemakers at: discord.com

Upcoming events (1)

Understanding the Neurophysiology of Mindfulness-Based Interventions

McKeever's Price Chopper

Tonight's presentation and discussion will be led by Dr. Johan Tredoux, on:
Understanding the Neurophysiological Mechanisms Involved in Mindfulness-based Interventions as a Clinical Chaplain


  • The Intersection of active listening and suffering
  • Neurophysiological mechanisms of emotional pain
  • Neurological mechanisms of interpersonal empathy
  • The role of mirror neurons and resonance to bring about healing

Conclusion Q &A


RSVP on this page (it helps us plan and set up for you).

Dr. Johan Tredoux is a native born South African. He has a PhD from the University of Manchester UK with a focus on a Theology of Love. Dr. Johan is a spiritual practitioner as a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain. He also has a psychotherapy practice.

It’s about time this group had a therapy session. Bring your questions!

See you Friday night!
Fred Heeren

We'll continue the conversations afterward over drinks and food at the nearby Blue Moose.

This is a hybrid meeting, so come join us in person if you’re in the KC area. Or for out-of-towners and shy people who prefer Zoom, go to:
If needed: Meeting ID:[masked]

Warning to Zoomers: We do sometimes run into Wi Fi problems and other technical glitches with Zoom, so keep in mind that you're taking your chances online. Come join us and get the in-person experience if you can!
In either case, please RSVP on this page.

Come early between 6:45 and 6:55 p.m. to chat and make new friends before getting started. We plan to start right at 7:00.
Feel free to hang around after the program (9 pm) to catch up with people and make new friends.
All attendees are expected to follow the P&P Code of Conduct, so all can feel safe while we have a great time:


Past events (312)

Dr. Drew Overholt on "An Expanded View of the Cosmos Through JWST"

McKeever's Price Chopper

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