State of the UUnion Book Club: April 9 Meeting

From “Beatitudes for Justice Builders,” by the Rev. Lindi Ramsden, via Worship Web (uua.org/worship/words/blessing/beatitudes-justice-builders). Design by Jess Cullinan.

For the first four months of the new year, we are meeting on the second Sunday to talk about our current political landscape and strategies for understanding and healing the cultural divide in our country. This is an Adult RE activity.

The discussion centers around several readings intended to help us see things from a different perspective and engage in genuine dialogue.

We are using the book The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt as a basis for discussion. It is widely available in paperelectronic, and audio formats.

  • The first three meetings were each attended by over 15 people. We discussed a comic version of one story from the book and part one and two of the book. People shared stories that informed a personal ideology.
  • The fourth meeting is scheduled for April 9 at 1 p.m. Dodd Hall. The facilitators would like to discourage walk-ins after 1:15 p.m. Please be prepared to discuss PART THREE of the book. Additional resources (videos, articles) can be found in the Applying Moral Psych section of the book’s website
    • “The righteous mind is like a tongue with six taste receptors.”
    • “There is more to morality than harm and fairness.” YourMorals.org

 

Of interest:

Facilitated by Timothy B. and Rev. Seth. We meet in Dodd Hall from 1–2:30 p.m. on 4/9. No need to RSVP, but you can contact Rev. Seth for details: minister@hunterdonuu.org.