Ongoing via Zoom
Faculty: The Rev. Louise Samuelson
In July 2020 at the time of racial unrest in the nation, The Rev. Louise Samuelson began a book club open to anyone interested in truth, justice, and healing related to racial inequality. The group has read and discussed White Fragility by Robin Diangelo, The Color of Compromise: the truth about the American church’s complicity in racism by Jemar Tisby, and Be the Bridge: pursuing God’s heart for racial reconciliation by Latasha Morrison.
Beginning December 1, you are invited to read and discuss with us Howard Washington Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. Written in 1949, this classic theological treatise demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. What does the religion of Jesus offer to those with their backs against the wall? Thurman was one of the principal architects of the modern, nonviolent civil rights movement and a key mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The group meets via Zoom call every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. For details, contact Carolyn Baker.