7pm Wednesday, April 26th
by Patty Appelbaum
Most people know of Dorothy Day as a fully committed Christian, an advocate for social change, and a pacifist. But her contemporary, A. J. Muste, is almost forgotten today. Muste (1885-1967) was a nationally known peace activist, a major figure in the radical labor movement, and a mentor to early civil-rights leaders. He was also an experienced pastor and a nuanced theological thinker. Two new books - a scholarly biography and a collection of his writings for the church - suggest renewed interest in him. Our own Patty Appelbaum will offer a program in which we will learn about his astonishing life story and read some of his writings together. His work is surprisingly timely, accessible yet thoughtful, prophetic without sloganeering.