Fresh Bread Discussions: Everyday Justice

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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!