The next meeting of the Study Group will be on Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 18. All are welcome. We will be discussing The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear, by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. This book is the UUA “Common Read” for 2016-17. Rev. Barber has helped lead the large-scale “Moral Monday” movement in North Carolina, which he argues is a model for the nation. Some blurbs for the book include:
“William Barber is the closest person we have to Martin Luther King, Jr. in our midst. His life and witness is shot through with spiritual maturity, subversive memory, and personal integrity. This book lays bare his prophetic vision, historical analysis, and courageous praxis.” — Cornel West.
“The Reverend William Barber knows what ails us and—what is rare in this day and age—he knows what to do about it. When ordinary people see past their differences and come together, there is nothing on earth that can stop them, not even the power of organized money.” —Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter With Kansas?
“Reverend William Barber and his allies are at the forefront of a new movement for justice our nation’s children and families desperately need. This book presents a blueprint for moving forward together.” —Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.
Questions? Contact Tim Bartik at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 269-806-1904.