2020-2021 Book Club
As our nation continues to struggle with questions of race, justice, and equality, our faith helps us to navigate these conversations with humility and deep concern for the wholeness and flourishing of all God’s children, for we are all made in God’s image.
It’s beyond time for tough conversations.
What does it mean to bear the societal privilege of whiteness, especially if we have not lived what we consider to be privileged lives? How have systems and institutions in our society been structured to favor whiteness and to exclude or harm BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities?
How do we become actively anti-racist? How do we claim our part in the damage that has been done and then go forward to effect change? How does racism thrive even in our churches? And how will faith help lead us forward?
This year’s book club books aren’t easy. They will challenge you. They will make you angry. They will hit where it hurts. They will use strong language. They will make you cry.
We will talk. We will hold space together to learn, to grow, to listen to the stories of our BIPOC siblings, and ultimately, to continue the necessary work of letting God transform our hearts.
All are welcome. Please join us for these most important conversations.
Spring Semester Books
All books are available through Dragonfly Books
Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color (Khristi Lauren Adams)
January 18, 2021
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Austin Channing Brown)
February 15, 2021
Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US (Lenny Duncan)
March 15, 2021
The Cross and the Lynching Tree (James Cone)
April 19, 2021