Date(s) - 11/20/2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville


This Year’s UUA Common Read

Sundays, November 13th & 20th, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

The Reverend Dr. William Barber’s “Moral Mondays” movement is growing nationwide. Learn more about its history and future in The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement. Rev. Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s book (Beacon, 2016) has been chosen as the 2016-17 Unitarian Universalist Common Read.
Unitarian Universalists were electrified at General Assembly 2016 by Rev. Barber’s call for building and sustaining a movement for justice for all people. The Common Read selection committee believes that now is a moment for Unitarian Universalists to answer that call.  The Third Reconstruction offers helpful, practical guidance for engaging with justice movements born in response to local experiences of larger injustices. Drawing on the prophetic traditions of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, while making room for other sources of truth, the book challenges us to ground our justice work in moral dissent, even when there is no reasonable expectation of political success, and to do the hard work of coalition building in a society that is fractured and polarized.
There are copies of the book available for lending in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend . Please contact facilitators Shiela Burrows or Brad Korb for more information. If childcare is needed please contact Nancy Finley at least a week in advance.
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