Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want
A “common read” is a book chosen yearly by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) that all congregations throughout the country are urged to read and to discuss. This year UUA chose two common reads: “Centering” (which will be discussed January 30th at 1pm) and, now, “Daring Democracy." This powerful, informative collaboration between authors Francis Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen speaks to what our country has been and is becoming; it addresses the essence of what democracy, small ‘d’, requires. The book transcends party and asks us to be citizens who live what we believe in and dare to risk being part of the change we say we want. It is a readable guide to understanding what has happened to our country and motivating us, as ordinary people, to act in small ways that can make a difference. On February 27th we will gather in the sanctuary, 1-3pm, to talk about the book and what it raises for us and how it affects us. In early March, we will hold one or more workshops for those who want to explore how to utilize what “Daring Democracy” has stirred up and how to engage with that awareness nationally, locally, and in everyday life.