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The Meaningful Voices Book Club is designed to foster conversations between advocates, clergy, seminary students, academics, and lay leaders on the role of faith in our lives, the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, our faith communities, and the wider culture. The online book discussions, blogs and chats will also increase awareness of what individuals can do to support victims and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers. By reading and talking about significant books, we can create an international discussion for those doing this important work.

DETAILS:

DATE of ONLINE MEETING:

Monday, September 25, 2017
5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET

BOOK TITLE:

Handmaids Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

Visit the Handmaid's Tale book club webpage for more information.

A classic work of dystopian fiction, The Handmaid's Tale is a resonant novel about a society that views the control of women's bodies and procreation as a fundamental right of the powerful-- founded on a theology of control and domination.

Margaret Atwood says in the Introduction, "...The biblical precedent is the story of Jacob and his two wives, Rachel and Leah, and their two handmaids. One man, four women, twelve sons—but the handmaids could not claim the sons. They belonged to the respective wives. And so the tale unfolds."

Discussion Participants:

  • Elena Giacci, advocate and educator, of Wiya Luta Training
  • Katey Zeh, M.Div., writer and strategist
  • Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, founder and senion analyst, FaithTrust Institute

REGISTER FOR THE LIVE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION ON 9/25/17:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/
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By using this link to purchase books (or anything else!), you will also provide a small donation to FaithTrust Institute: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1031362

PREVIOUS BOOK CLUB BOOKS:

Recordings of previous book discussions are available on these page:

This book discusses campus sexual assault, the justice system, and the need of victims and survivors for justice.

Each book club session will be facilitated by a discussion leader with time designated for comments. Discussion questions will be listed on our website. Look for a special page describing the current book.

{WARNING: This is a journalistic exploration of the issue of campus sexual assault and includes the stories of women who were assaulted. It is at times difficult, heartbreaking, and may be triggering}

- See more at: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/news/meaningful-voices-bookclub#sthash.jx5vv5MN.dpuf
The Meaningful Voices Book Club is designed to foster conversations between advocates, clergy, divinity students, and lay leaders on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, our faith communities, and the wider culture. The online book discussions, blogs and chats will also increase awareness of what individuals can do to support victims and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers. By reading and talking about significant books, we can create an international discussion for those doing this important work. - See more at: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/news/meaningful-voices-bookclub#sthash.jx5vv5MN.dpuf
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