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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.

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DATE of ONLINE MEETING
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Tuesday, August 8
at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET

BOOK TITLE:

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Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression
and Faith

By Monica A. Coleman
(Fortress Press, 2016)

Visit the Bipolar Faith book club webpage for more information

Dr. Monica A. Coleman is a groundbreaking scholar and activist, who teaches and studies the role of faith in addressing critical social and philosophical issues, such as race, violence, sexuality, and mental health. 

Bipolar Faith is both a spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness. In this powerful book, Monica Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death. Citing serendipitous encounters with black intellectuals like Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Angela Davis, and Renita Weems, Coleman offers a rare account of how the modulated highs of bipolar II can lead to professional success, while hiding a depression that even her doctors rarely believed. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God.

REGISTER FOR THE LIVE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION:

Join us on August 8 to talk with Dr. Monica A. Coleman:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/977144063697332481

 

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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