Book Discussion – The Third Reconstruction by Rev. William Barber


121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA, 01002

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The RE Ministry is sponsoring a Common Read selection that speaks to the challenges of our times:  The Third Reconstruction by Rev. William Barber.  Barber is the force behind “Moral Mondays” and the 2018 Poor Peoples Campaign.  He says that we are in the middle of our nations’s third reconstruction, with the same moral goals of equality and justice as the first reconstruction after the Civil War, and the second, during the 20th century Civil Rights movement.  He challenges us to put a moral argument at the center of movements for justice.


Because Rev. Barber works with fusion coalitions of people committed to different aspects of justice in our time—racial, environmental, economic, gender, gender-identity and other justice movements—the book is pertinent to the ways in which oppressions and injustices intersect one with another and compound their harm. The book offers both inspiration and practical guidance, in a relatively short format, and is also available as an audio book.


The book discussion will be on October 28th at 12 PM in the UUSA Sanctuary.  The discussion will allow participants to connect the book’s messages with our own lives, our own lived faith.  If you would like to be a part of this important book read, please contact Rebecca Fricke ( She will be ordering books for you to purchase or borrow and read.  You can also sign up during the next few coffee hour Sundays. A clip board will be circulating.