Our Adult Religious Education Team plans informative and stimulating programs in keeping with our vision to engage our intergenerational community in faith development and life-long learning with a spirit of curiosity and openness.
Ideas for and questions about adult R.E. programming may be emailed to the team.
Summer Adult Religious Education Class – “Critiques of Capitalism”
Online at 7 p.m. Tuesdays from June 30 through July 21
Presented by The Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, Minister, and
The Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson, Philosopher-in-Residence and Facilitator
Please note – this new class begins June 30
“Critiques of Capitalism” will focus on the problems of capitalism and its impact on American life. Beginning June 30, the class we will meet at 7 on Tuesday evenings via Zoom. Below is an outline of the course and the guest participants.
June 30 – Liberation Theology and Capitalism – Dr. C.W. Dawson, Jr., UUCC Philosopher-in -Residence.
July 7 – “Belonging, not Belongings”: An Economy of Gratitude, Responsibility and Reciprocity – Dr. Sharon D. Welch, Affiliate Faculty, Social Ethics, Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist).
July 14 – “The Promise of Globalized Capitalism: Faustian Bargain” – Dr William Rodriguez, Faculty, Bethune Cookman University.
July 21 – Uprooting & Dismantling Capitalism’s Economic Slavery and Oppression of Black Women: Moving from Intersectionality Towards Assemblage, Multiplicity, and Multi-vocality with Critical Family History – Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri-Columbia and President of Race Matters, Friends.
The Zoom link for the classes is on the Zoom Links page.
Required and recommended readings for all the classes are listed in this PDF. Following are links to PDFs for readings in the list that are denoted as attachments:
- Introduction, The Soul of Democracy, Dr. Sharon Welch
- Go Social, Go Green, Chapter 3, Dr. Sharon Welch
- Belonging, not Belongings, Chapter 4, Dr. Sharon Welch
- Pamela Brubaker, Can We Really Make a Difference?
- William Robinson, Globalization: Nine Theses on Our Epoch
Over the years, our congregation has amassed a wide range of books for our library on almost every topic that intrigues the mind. The extensive lending library, located in the lower level of the church in the Forum Room/Library, is available to all.