The Social Justice Committee has made plans for the summer Social Justice Sundays, choosing a book “The End of Poverty” by Jeffrey D. Sachs for summer reading and discussion. With most of our justice activity focused on food inequities, it seemed like a good place to start.  We have purchased 6 used copies of the summer book that will be available for borrowing on Sundays before, during and after the sessions. It is available for Kindle as well. We do have a companion video that we’ll use to help guide the study so, though the book offers an in-depth study experience, you can still follow each week’s sessions and join in the discussion whether you read the book or not. We’ll be meeting in the sanctuary at 10:30am with child care available down- stairs. The Hopedale summer is quite informal so casual attire is encouraged. Participants may bring snacks and beverages to share.  Ann Fuehrer and Liz Woedl will co-facilitate the Sundays.

Sunday, June 1– We’ll begin with the Introduction and Chapter 1: A Global Family Portrait. Sunday, June 8– Chapter 2: The Spread of Economic Prosperity. (Social Justice Committee meeting to follow.)

Sunday, June 15– Chapter 3: Why Some Countries Fail to Thrive.

Sunday, June 22– We’ll take a break from the book and celebrate the Summer Solstice by working together in the Hopedale vegetable and flower gardens.

Sunday, June 29– Chapter 4: Clinical Economics and a look at the book’s maps.