This Year: Participate in the UUA Common Read!
This year Greater Nashville UU is going to participate in the UUA Common Read. We will be discussing the common read book using a three session format on the following dates:
October 28: 9:30 - 10:30 Sanctuary
January 27: 9:30 - 10:30 Sanctuary
April 28: 9:30 - 10:30 Sanctuary
(We will follow the 3 session discussion guide format)
What is a Common Read?
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. It can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.
Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Common Read is chosen by a committee including both headquarters and field staff of the UUA. Anyone may nominate a book.
Common Read 2018-19
The Common Read Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Common Read:
Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018). Find at Amazon.com.
At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action. Justice on Earth is available at inSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop.
A discussion guide for congregations, offering both a single session and a three-session format, will be available online October 1, 2018.