Social Justice Book Club

The Social Justice Book Club meets on Zoom the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM to discuss social issues that affect our lives.

Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 6 pm. We will read The Sum of US: What Racism Cost Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.  Contact Marnie Stein or the church office for the link.

“Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy–and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy, and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?” Goodreads

Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 6 pm. We will read Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Contact Marnie Stein or the church office for the link. 

“As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.” Goodreads