Our small Adult Study Group is reading and discussing a series of interesting books. In January of 2017 we started with “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt, followed by “Strangers in Their Own Land” by Arlie Russell Hochschild. The first written by a Psychologist, and the second by a Sociologist, took different approaches to helping us understand how and why we elected Mr. Trump as our 45th President.
In January 2018 we started with another interesting read: “One Nation After Trump” by E.J. Dionne, Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, and Thomas E. Mann. This one offered new insights on the events leading up to the election, followed by suggestions on how we can work to rebuild a unified nation after his presidency. We agreed there is hope, but it will take work on our part to bring this about.
Starting in March 2018, we will begin reading “Switch; How to Change Things When Change is Hard” by Chip & Dan Heath. During our discussions of this book, we hope to begin formulating plans for what our little Congregation can actually do to facilitate change right here in Josephine County. We seek to listen and understand both sides of this dilemma, as we seek renewed unification with respect for all.
We would like to invite new participants to join us at any time. We meet every Monday between 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Walt Whitman Room. If you are interested in joining us, or have a suggested study book or topic to offer, please contact Georgia Moulton.