Class on the 2014-15 "Common Read"
The class will be facilitated by Rev. Meredith Garmon (of Community Unitarian Church at White Plains) and Rev. Peggy Clarke (of First Unitarian Society of Westchester; in Hastings).
The class is offered twice -- choose the time and place most convenient for you:
Tue Feb 24, 7:30p
Community Unitarian Church
468 Rosedale Ave
White Plains, NY 10605
Wed Feb 25, 11:00a
First Unitarian Society of Westchester
25 Old Jackson Highway
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
No need to register. Just show up!
The Unitarian Universalist "Common Read" for 2014-15 is: Paul Rasor, Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square
About the UUA Common Read: A selection committee including both headquarters and field staff of the UUA is charged each year to discern the most useful and appealing offering for congregations and individual Unitarian Universalists. Last summer, the committee thoughtfully considered the 14 books nominated for the 2014-15 Common Read. Last Aug, they announced their choice.
In Reclaiming Prophetic Witness, Rasor argues that conservative Christianity is not the only valid religious voice in our national social policy. His book invites Unitarian Universalists to explore and claim our contribution, as religious liberals, to the pressing moral and ethical debates of our contemporary world. This elegantly written, 105-page book, is a gem. Rasor observes that many liberals are uncomfortable with talking about our faith as the well from which spring our social justice commitments. The book includes insights from our theological heritage and our history that have bearing for us today, and calls us to prophetic, faith-based justice work.
To read Rev. Meredith Garmon's sermon, "Reclaiming Prophetic Witness": CLICK HERE.
The UUA Common Read began as part of long-range preparation for the 2012 “Justice” General Assembly.
Past years' Common Reads:
2010-11: Margaret Regan, The Death of Josseline
2011-12: Eboo Patel, Acts of Faith
2012-13: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
2013-14: Saru Jayaraman, Behind the Kitchen Door
Order your copy from the UUA Bookstore: CLICK HERE
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