Daring Democracy Book Discussion and Interfaith Panel

Daring Democracy, UUA Common Read Book ~ Discussion and Interfaith Panel Response

In partnership with Minuteman Indivisible we invite you to reflect on the state of our democracy a year into the Trump Administration when we will discuss the UUA Common Read, Daring Democracy, by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen.

Every year there is a UUA Common Read that invites Unitarian Universalist communities to read a book together that is relevant to our faith and our time. This year, we are excited to be offering two opportunities to engage with this wonderful book, both in partnership with Minuteman Indivisible.

On Thursday, January 11th at 7:00pm we will have a book discussion facilitated by First Parish’s Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Lisa Maria Steinberg, in collaboration with Marci Cemenska and Lisa Baci of Minuteman Indivisible. Although reading the book in advance will make the most of your attendance, it is not required.

Two weeks later, on January 25th at 7:00pm, Lisa Maria will moderate an Interfaith panel of lay people in sharing how their personal faith tradition calls them to respond to the issues raised in Lappé and Eichen’s book. Come and hear how UUs, Catholics, Hindus, Jews, and others experience their spiritual practices calling them to act in our community in support of democracy.

The Daring Democracy books are available for sale at the church for the discounted price of $12. Books can be purchased in the church office during regular hours (Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00), on Sunday during social hour, or by making arrangements with Lisa Maria. Cash or checks made out to First Parish with “adult programs” in subject are accepted methods of payment. If you need assistance in purchasing a book, please contact Lisa Maria directly.