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Dylan Horrocks

Cartoonist in Auckland

The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 20

Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 17, 2014.

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Reviving the Obon Dance Celebration at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

BY REVEREND HENRY TŌRYŌ ADAMS
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Reverend Henry Tōryō Adams grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota. As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College, he began his study of Buddhist scriptures and first considered pursuing the path to the ministry. After receiving an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan in 2003, he worked for a few years in Miyazaki, Japan before pursuing his ministerial studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary in Kyoto. He began serving the Oxnard Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara on April 1, 2010.

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Filling Empty Shops in Bedford

BY ERICA ROFFE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Erica Roffe and a friend she met on Facebook wanted to find a way to fill some of the depressingly empty shops in Bedford. They held an Arts and Culture festival in 7 empty shops. From there things fell into place like dominoes and new businesses were soon setting up shop.

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Leave My Heart in Vancouver

BY SHAWNA OLSTEN
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."

In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 

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The A Word

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 07, 2013

Coming from California, James Gillham had a shock when he moved to Southwest Georgia and started a group for local atheists. Moving from an open and tolerant society to the heart of the bible belt, James details the struggles he's overcome to build a thriving social group and debunks many misconceptions surrounding atheism.

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Engineering Belief

BY LAUREN WHITE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Lauren White is an Engineer and art enthusiast. 

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To Create a Belief in a City

BY H. CENK DERELI
@ VOL 54 ON DEC 08, 2015

H. Cenk  Dereli is a multi talanted PechaKucha Organizer from Izmir. This PechaKucha is all about his belief in the city of Izmir and all the projects he organizes to make the rest of the world share his belief!

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Space Exploration: A Year or Two or More in the Life of a Space Cadet

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

What does space exploration mean to you? For Amy Anderson, a self described space cadet, it means an entirely different definition of spatial awareness. Buckle up for blastoff into Amy's version of space.

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My Year in Canada

BY NOURIAN WASELLA
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

Nourian Wasella stayed one year in Canada to exchange for students. He shows the different between Germany and Canada. Different nature, different school-system, different leisure time. 

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From Seminary to Atheism

BY MICHAEL WILLIS
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

Strong language and ideas are plentiful in Michael Willis's presentation brough on by his strong beliefs as a child and formal indoctrination and education in his Christian faith.  After completing seminary Michael had a wake-up call that flipped his views dramatically in a way that challenges many of the loudest voices in modern American politics.  As Michael starts by saying "I'm talking about an idea…hopefully we can all learn something".