Members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 121 North Main Street in Attleboro will be reading The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, gathering each of the five Sundays of Lent at 11:30AM for a conversation about the book using a study guide created by the Diocese of Massachusetts. The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Bishop of Massachusetts, commends a diocesan wide study of the book “as a way to begin to educate ourselves about poverty, one of the root causes of violence.” “It is my hope,” Shaw writes, “that groups and individuals in every congregation of our diocese will take up this book study … and start a conversation that with, the Holy Spirit’s leading, will invite us into meaningful action that will help bring Christ’s peace and healing into this world.”
This book is easily available through retailers and websites and all who are interested are invited to join us each Sunday for this Lenten Book Study. The study guide can be downloaded at http://www.diomass.org/webfm_send/1955 if you would like to make this book a part of your private Lenten reading.