Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project

March 23rd, 2015 by James Russell

Two months till our spring discussion!

Now’s the time to get reading! We have just under two months until our spring discussion, when we’ll be focusing on “Engaging Voices: Tales of Mortality and Meaning in an Age of Global Warming,” by Roger S. Gottlieb.

When: Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

Where: Horizon Books (Horizon Shine Cafe) at 243 East Front Street, Traverse City

What: Our ecological dilemmas provoke powerful emotions and deeply contested views. How should we think about them? And how can we live together, or even talk together, when we cannot listen to people who think differently?

In a lively and at times very funny book, Roger S. Gottlieb (A Greener Faith, This Sacred Earth, A Spirituality of Resistance) explores these questions in a collection of distinct but related philosophical short stories. Fictional characters with personalities, individual histories, and strong opinions wrestle with the meaning of life, the value of nature, animal rights, the roles of science and religion in environmentalism, and political choices facing environmental activists—as well as their own anger, fear, despair, and close-mindedness.

The May 19 discussion will be led by Sally Van Vleck and Jim Crowfoot.

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