On Repentance and Repair Dialogue - Archived

February 20–March 12
6–8 PM


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If we ourselves, or the institutions we belong to cause harm, what should we do?
When harm is done, what are the steps to repair harm and prevent future harm?
What is the difference between forgiveness, repentance, and repair?
Why is our world “unapologetic”?

We will start our discussion next Tuesday evening at 6 PM at church.

Please join with friends to discuss these questions and explore other topics. We will base our discussion on the book On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Danya Ruttenberg, which is the UUA Common Read for 2024.  I am planning to facilitate up to four discussion sessions, over the next four weeks, February 20 and 27, March 5 and 12 from 6–8 PM at church.

If you would like to participate, but can’t finish the book on time, here are three excellent sources where you can get an introduction and/or synopsis of Rabbi Ruttenberg’s ideas:

  1. Video. The Rev. Alison Miller connects On Repentance and Repair with a Unitarian Universalist yearning for the social and personal transformations that can make ourselves more whole and the world better and more fair. https://vimeo.com/839314767?share=copy
  2. Article by Judy Bolton-Fasman for JewishBoston. https://www.jewishboston.com/read/a-nuanced-look-at-repentance-forgiveness-and-atonement
  3. Article by Maria Popova in the Marginalian.  https://www.themarginalian.org/2022/10/24/repentance-repair-ruttenberg/

Please contact me with questions or concerns: Laurel Zeri.

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