Do you find yourself struggling to feel compassion for those who hold different values than you? Are you exhausted from trying to stay grounded and loving in the midst of turbulent times? Join us this fall as we sort through some of these complex realities together, guided by Valarie Kaur’s book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. Beginning September 19th, we will use Kaur’s book in conversation with scripture texts from the Narrative Lectionary in worship for our fall sermon series.
More about the book from the publisher:
Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists—and her own riveting journey as a brown girl growing up in California farmland; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantánamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with sexual assault and police violence – Kaur discovers practices of revolutionary love to bring us longevity, resilience, and joy.
See No Stranger is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history—all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future. (Source)