Daring Democracy

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Date(s) - 04/19/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Unitarian Portland Buchan Building


Daring Democracy by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen was written to counter the despair felt by many activists at this stressful time in US history. It’s recommended reading for all UU congregations as the Common Read for this year. To prepare for this two-hour discussion we’ll read only Part One, which consists of the first two chapters. We’ll explore our deepest personal beliefs about the importance of democracy in our lives. We’ll draw from some of our shared UU Principles and Purposes as one framework. Our goal will be for each participant to articulate and reconnect with the hope at the core our activism, and to appreciate that true democracy is the means we have to bring about the changes we seek. Please complete the assigned reading before the class takes place. After this meeting, the group will decide about continuing together to complete the book.

Facilitator: Stan Jewett is a long-time First Unitarian Portland member whose interests include denominational affairs. He loves working with UUs from many different congregations. Rev. Katherine Jesch is a community minister affiliated with First Unitarian Portland. She serves on the leadership team of the Social Justice Council and works with the Community for Earth and the Immigrant Justice action groups of First Unitarian Portland.

Details: Thursday: Apr. 19; 7 – 9 p.m. Fee: None; book available in church Beacon Bookstore.

Reference #: C25WS18

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