Announcing the Social Justice Virtual Book Group

Beginning in January, you are invited and encouraged to join in an exciting new opportunity—A virtual book group.  Assistant Minister Rev. Lisa Bovee Kemper will lead this “no real-time attendance necessary” discussion centering on the book, The Prophetic Imperative by Richard S. Gilbert.  This is an important part of our congregational conversation about who we are and how we work for justice as a community.

From the Preface:

This is not a how-to-save-the-world book, but a challenge to mind and conscience in the context of a church community.  We have perhaps learned that true self-actualization, salvation and fulfillment have to do with both personal meaning and social responsibility.  We are in the process of learning that church social action is not a small band of marginal activists in the church decrying church inaction or seeking to represent the whole church.  Rather, it is a congregational process of coming to terms with the mission of the religious community in a society that sometimes confuses the separation of church and state with the divorce of religion and public policy.

Here’s how it will work:

Books are available for purchase from Lisa for $18. All discussions will take place here at the UUCA “Shape of Justice” blog, (If you haven’t already, consider clicking on the “Follow” button at the top left hand corner of the screen, and you will receive email notifications whenever there is a new post.)

Each month, Lisa will post discussion questions and personal reflections on the book to the blog and participants will post responses in the comments.

Tentative Sc hedule:

January – Preface, Chapters 1 & 2

February—Chapters 3 & 4

March—Chapters  5 & 6

April—Chapters 7, 8 & 9

I look forward to joining in this exciting book discussion!

Now’s a good time to practice… try posting a comment below!

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2 Responses to Announcing the Social Justice Virtual Book Group

  1. Cynthia Barrager says:

    The idea of a virtual book club is intriguing. Count me in.

  2. Joy Christi Przestwor says:

    I can’t wait for the discussion to begin! This is a really exciting way to share insights and depth to our reading individually.

    Cyn I’m glad you are counted in—so am I!

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