Updated September 11, 2019

A Chance to Participate in the UUA Common Read

A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. A Common Read can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.

Common Read Group Meets, Newcomers Welcome
 The Common Read Selection Committee is pleased to announce that An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019) are the new Common Read.
Copies of each book will be on sale at the UUCRT Welcome Table at a reduced price beginning October 6.
The Common Read Group will meet on the following Sundays at 9am in the Minister’s Office (Room 20). 
October 20
November 17
December 17 
This is an intergenerational book study and youth ages 12 and up are encouraged to read the Young People edition and participate in the group discussion with adults. 

Each year’s Common Read is chosen by a committee including both headquarters and field staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Anyone may nominate a book.

Common Read 2018-2019

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen,


Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House, 2017),

Common Read 2016-2017

The Third Reconstruction

Common Read 2015-16

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014,