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Book Discussion: America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics by Joel Goza
May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
At our next book discussion on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30pm, writer, preacher and activist, the Reverend Joel Goza, will be with us to discuss his recently-released book, America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. This book examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape our nation, ideologies that are as American as apple pie but that too often justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities. MLK challenged us to investigate the “ideational roots of race hate” and Ghosts does just that.
This book explores a philosophical “trinity”—Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith—whose works collectively helped to institutionalize, imagine, and ingrain racist ideologies into the hearts and minds of the American people.
Join us for an inspiring afternoon with Rev. Goza as we explore ways to nurture our hopes and desires for a faith and politics marked by mercy, justice, and equity. In addition to being an inspiring speaker and brilliant thinker, Rev. Goza is a very dear friend of Rabbi Gross.
Copies of the book are $25 and will be available for purchase from the HCRJ office starting on Wednesday, April 3. RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.