healing heart of democracyThis summer our common read (a book selected for shared reading) is: Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker J. Palmer. (2011).

We will have a shared conversation about the book at our service on Sunday, August 21, and will create additional opportunities for conversation on other dates as there is interest.

Book Excerpt

“Democracy is a nonstop experiment in the strength and weakness of our political institutions, our local communities and associations, and the human heart… The democratic experiment is endless, unless we blow up the lab, and the explosives to do the job are found within us. But so is the heart’s alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into an opening toward the common good.”  Parker J.Palmer

We are purchasing five copies of the book for UUFE’s library, and these should be available to sign out by June 1. You can also buy the book at Amazon for just under $13, and the book is available at the Talbot County Free Library.

– Rev. Sue

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