[MAR 24] Socialism Reading Group: Exploring the Possibilities for Liberatory Spiritual Community

Join DSA Cleveland for part two (of two) of this month’s educational programming!¬†This one will be at the Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch – 1962 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 starting at 3:45 pm, on Mar. 24th.

Two readings for this month:

1) Mary Ann Tolbert – A New Teaching w. Authority
This reading examines the problems and pitfalls throughout history of treating biblical texts as normative moral & spiritual guides (especially in matters of equality, anti-oppression, and social-justice), and explores the possibilities of how to reinterpret scripture and reconstruct Christian communities in ways which are more liberatory and life-giving.

2) Robin Wall Kimmerer – “Skywoman Falling” (from “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, & the Teachings of Plants”)
Kimmerer melds the influences of her heritage as a member of the Potawatomi Nation with the insights of contemporary botany, biology, & ecology to offer reflections on how we might as a species establish more wholesome spiritual community and healing relationships with one another and with the Earth.

Part one