The Adult R.E. class “Critiques of Capitalism” was presented online on Tuesdays from June 30 through July 28, 2020. Presenters were The Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson, Philosopher-in-Residence and Facilitator, and the The Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, our Minister. Videos of selected sessions appear below.
July 7 session – “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 session – “The Promise of Globalized Capitalism: Faustian Bargain” – Dr William Rodriguez, Faculty, Bethune Cookman University.
July 21 session – 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.
Required and recommended readings for all the classes were 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
Additional suggested readings from our Sermon Archive: