From Our Director of Religious Education
Do You Dare?
The second UU Common Read for this year is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen. I knew I recognized Frances Moore Lappe's name and, sure enough, I read her Diet for a Small Planet many moons ago. Between you and me, a copy was recently donated to the UUCOV Library, if you missed it the first time around. It turns out that Ms. Moore Lappe and Mr. Eichen came to know one another through a chance conversation and that is how the "intergenerational duo" came to collaborate on the book.
One page in the book (p.102) speaks to how humans thrive best.
Keys points are:
-a sense of power (our voices count)
-feeling our lives have meaning (beyond our own survival)
-a satisfying connection with others
Do you agree with these points? On a personal level, can you reply yes, to all three? I wonder what "satisfying connection" might mean for us on an individual level. Is our RE program succeeding in advancing us toward these goals on an individual, congregational, wider community level?
See you at the book discussion on February 27th.