In The Peace and
Justice Book Club, we gather to study and reflect on the teachings of
the Church regarding social justice. We read and discuss books
related to current issues in society from a wide range of authors, with a
view to applying Christian principles to life in the modern world.
A complete reading list for Peace & Justice Book Club 2017 - 2018:
Peace Building: Catholic Theology, Ethics
and Praxis edited by Robert J. Schreiter, R. Scott Appleby and
Gerard F. Powers. This book consists of essays on
nonviolence and just peace.
Reinhold Niebuhr, A Biography by Richard
Wightman Fox. Niebuhr was an
American theologian, teacher, and political organizer; author of the Serenity
Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning
On The American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. Why less affluent voters who support small government and
tax cuts are voting against their economic interest.
The Book Of Joy: Lasting Happiness In A Changing
World by The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom
about living with joy even in the face of adversity.
We Should All Be Feminists by
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This work is a
stepping stone for a discussion about gender equality and feminism, A New York
Times best seller.
The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of
Liberation by Mev Puleo. Puleo goes to the heart of liberation theology and lived
Basic Income: A Radical Proposal For A Free
Society And A Sane Economy by Phillippe Van Parijs and Yannick
Vanderborght. The authors argue
for an unconditional basic income whether one works or not.