Fresh Bread Discussions meet every Wednesday from 7:00-8:15 in the pastor’s office.
We will take a week off and not meet on February 8th. We will resume meeting on Februrary 15th and begin discussing Julie Clawson’s Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices.
Here is a link to the Amazon page. Clawson invites us to consider the implications of several facets of our daily life on justice around the world. This book is likely to provoke some fruitful discussion about how to live out our love for God and others in small but important, practical ways.
Here’s our reading and discussion schedule:
|Feb 15||Introduction||Foreword, Warning! And Introduction||9-30|
|Feb 22||Coffee: Fair Trade and the Daily Latte||One||31-51|
|Mar 1||Chocolate: Modern-Day Slavery Exposed||Two||53-74|
|Mar 8||Cars: The Global and Local Impact of Oil Consumption||Three||75-94|
|Mar 15||Food: Choosing to Eat Ethically||Four||95-118|
|Mar 22||Clothes: The Story Behind What We Wear||Five||119-141|
|Mar 29||Waste: The High Price of Our Dirty Little Habits||Six||143-163|
|Apr 5||Debt: Proclaiming Jubilee to the Nations||Seven and Conclusion||165-189|
Fresh Bread meets Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:15pm at the Camas Friends Meeting House (in the pastor’s office).
Our most recent books include:
- Philip Gulley’s Living the Quaker Way: Discover the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life. We explored the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality and how these connect to contemporary issues–personal, relational, and social. Our discussion was particularly timely in light of the anticipation and aftermath of the national election.
- Jim Wallis’s America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Participating in racial justice aligns with our meeting’s values. Our conversations around this book were engaging and a positive step toward such participation.
Fresh Bread Discussions are a great time to ask questions, get to know each other, and engage in spiritual formation. Hope to see you there!