Monday, November 22, 2010

Join a Common Read

December 15 7-8:30 PM come participate in a Common Read of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands.

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands by Margaret Regan (Beacon Press, 2010) presents "a series of intimate stories from immigrants, activists, human rights workers, and border patrol people. Through their stories, the book explores the ethical, moral, and spiritual challenges presented by the complex immigration issues on the border, evoking our human response, rather than a political or policy debate. Regan calls us to the religious act of bearing witness to brutality and despair along with extraordinary courage and commitment."

This past June, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly selected Immigration Reform as the new four-year Congregational Study/Action Issue and resoundingly endorsed holding a special “justice” General Assembly focused on immigration issues in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012.

Please consider reading the book and joining our discussion. The book, a $15 paperback, can be purchased locally at a 15% discount if we have at least four people willing to buy it from the Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady. To support this local business and get a discount let Melissa know at by November 29. Otherwise, the Open Door will have copies available.

Childcare will be available. Led by Rev. Priscilla Richter and Melissa MacKinnon, DRE.