Spiritual Growth Suggested Reading: September

New York Times best-selling author Jim Wallis, a commentator on ethics and public life, urges Christians to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing in his book America’s Original Sin. Wallis’ book focuses on how faith communities can participate in change for the better. Three copies may be found with the resources for Racial Justice & Healing, located on the bench next to the church’s Sunday School entrance. Sign out a copy of the book, read, and return, or pass it on to someone who has interest.

Podcast with Ocean Vuong

In his On Being interview with Krista Tippett, 2019 MacArthur Fellow Ocean Vuong describes his migrant experience as a Vietnamese American, growing up in the shadow of 9/11, and seeking meaning and hope in the midst of chaos. A poet, essayist, and novelist, Vuong believes that the words we think and say shape us and can be used as tools to reform our culture.
America at Hunger’s Edge: Food Insecurity in a Pandemic

A recent feature from the New York Times Magazine illustrates how hunger and poverty has grown in America as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accompanied by several poignant photos, this article tell this story of our nation’s struggle with food insecurity and the psychological and societal concerns that emerge from such instability.

Celtic Discussion Group 

The September 13 Celtic event is full. For those interested in joining a waiting list, please contact Debbie Scott, debbie@stpaulsivy.org.