UUA Common Read Available to Borrow

Each year the Unitarian Universalist Association selects one or two books as a “Common Read” to be shared by members and congregations across the denomination. For the 2017-18 church year, two books were chosen: Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry (Mitra Rahnema, Editor) and Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want (Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen).

UUC’s Racial Justice Core Team has been reading selections from Centering this year and has found it to be a moving way to look anew at issues of race within our faith communities. The book centers the stories, analyses, and insights of a number of Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color as they explore how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist communities. We invite UUC members to read on your own or in your small group. The UUA has developed a discussion guide if you are interested in using it.

The UUC Social Justice Program has purchased 5 copies of the book for church members to borrow. Books may be checked out from the office volunteer on Sunday mornings. Use the sign-out sheet provided and please bring the back after a few weeks so others may read it. The bookstore also has copies for sale.