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Related Reading for Sunday, May 19

Our library in Hewett Centre is open every Sunday after service during Coffee Hour, and now the Library Team will be offering related reading lists based on the topic of Sunday service. Here is their list for the upcoming May 19 service.

VanU library books related to this Sunday’s sermon:

1. The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, by Ian Johnson, 2018, 200 [On the new acquisitions shelf; A revelatory portrait of religion in China today, along with its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China’s future].

2. Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality, by Bob Joseph, 2019, 303 [Teaches about Aboriginal Rights and Title, the treaty process, the difference between hereditary and elected leadership (and why it matters), the lasting impact of the Indian Act (including the barriers that Indigenous communities face, which terms are preferable, and which should be avoided Indigenous Worldviews and cultural traditions the effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada), and the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated about Indigenous Peoples since Confederation.].

3. From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada, by Jody Wilson-Raybould, 2019, 970.5 [Based on speeches made over a ten-year period both at home and abroad, this reveals why true reconciliation will occur only when Canada moves beyond denial, recognizes Indigenous Rights, and replaces the Indian Act].

4. Life Prayers From Around the World: 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey, by Elizabeth Roberts, 1996, 242.2 ROB [This richly eclectic collection of poetry, wisdom, prayers and blessing from writers and other thinkers from around the world provides a joyous affirmation of the human journey, in all of its forms, struggles and glories].

5. Don’t Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars, by Irshad Manji, 2020, 306.446 [Copies donated by Mary Bennett and John Omielan; Lessons from Bruce Lee, Ben Franklin, Audre Lorde, and Manji’s own experiences as an African refugee, this provides a unique conversation about diversity, bigotry and our common humanity].

6. Rehearsals for Living, by Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson , 2023, 306 [The authors discuss with each other the Black and Indigenous perspectives about our unprecedented current issues, including reiterating the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization, to create something new: an urgent demand for a different way forward, along with a poetic call to dream up other ways to order earthly life].

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