At the last gathering of this year’s series of Sacred Conversations in June, our facilitator, Naomi Washington-Leaphart offered three three books for our summer reading.
Lies Across America: What our Historic Sites Get Wrong, by James W. Loewen. Simon and Schuster (Touchstone Book)
I’m Still Here: Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown. Convergent Press.
The Elusive Dream: the Power of Race in Interracial Churches, by Korie L. Edwards. Oxford University Press.
She recommended The Elusive Dream for all of us, Lies Across America for whites, and I’m Still Here for people of color, though I’m sure we are all encouraged to read as widely as we can.
Also, she suggested that we might visit Independence Hall (take the tour) and go see the Frank Rizzo statue across from the north side of city hall in order to note and think about how U.S. and Philadelphia history are presented.
The SCoR Ministry Team is currently reviewing all they have accomplished and they consider programming for the future.
— Margaret R.