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Mistakes and Miracles: Common Read Discussion Group

August 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Have you read the book “Mistakes and Miracles”? We will hold a discussion group for the book.

What if you have started but not finished? Still don’t have a copy? Want to hear what others think? All are welcome.

This discussion will be facilitated by Judith Martin-Straw and James Witker. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated.

Can’t make this one? More discussions will be announced. We encourage all church groups (and individuals) to read the book and freely discuss.

About The Common Read

The UUA Common Read for 2022-23 is Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism (Skinner House Books, 2019). In this book, co-authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explore five UU congregations’ journeys toward Beloved Community and share the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.

Today, UU congregations are grappling with a charge to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our communities, and our world. As we enter a Common Read of this book, we find ourselves receiving its report with a changed spirit and an urgent need for multiculturalism and anti-racism work in our congregations and our movement.

Kindle and audiobook versions are also available.

Sponsored by the UUSM Adult Programs Committee, Faith In Action, and the Intersectional Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Commission (IARAO).

See our News article on the Common Read to learn more.


August 12, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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