Everywhere in the news, we are hearing about the expanded number of books that are being taken out of school curriculums, removed from library shelves or even books being publicly burned. In many instances, the proponents of these banned books are ultra-right religious groups! One bedrock of Unitarian Universalism, however, is the free and responsible search for truth. Moreover, we expressly tie the power of our living tradition to multiple sources of inspiration. So, let’s lean into this moment of control and censorship with one of the things that make UUism truly radical – learning!
Join one of our upcoming Banned Book groups! We will be taking a multi-generational approach to our banned book clubs, by offering book clubs for children, youth and adults. In the case of parents, you can decide between a parenting group or a general adult group.
Since the most recent controversy has been around Maus, it seemed like a perfect place to start for our youth and adult book groups. The children’s group selection will be determined in consultation with parents of interested participants. If you or your child are interested in joining a Banned Book Group, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AC2FA4F9C52-banned