Aug 31, 2021
What if everybody in the Conference read – and talked about – Braiding Sweetgrass?
Almost everybody knows somebody who has read and loved Robin Wall Kimmerer’s essay collection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. A favorite among people interested in nature and spirituality since its 2013 publication, the book finally made it onto The New York Times’ paperback bestseller list in early 2020 and is currently No. 15 on the Times’ list of print and e-book bestsellers.
The Conference Creation Care Team is encouraging congregations throughout the Conference to read Braiding Sweetgrass in the months ahead – a Big Read – in order to spur a statewide conversation as a response to the Kairos Call to Action on behalf of God’s good, but threatened, Creation.
Activities designed to participate in the Conference-wide Big Read of Braiding Sweetgrass could be a great way to jump start your congregation’s programming as people return from the summer holidays.