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    • Hi, how are you? I am missing the group but excited to get back into the classroom and share my new knowledge. Thanks again for all your help.
      Karen

    • Hi Micha, I’m trying to get a handle on the book group and looking for where it is on the site. Imagine this: I am lost!
      Will you let me know what I need to do and how I do it? Ha-ha.
      Thanks,
      Marcia

    • Hi Marcia,
      Please don’t feel bad – because the page is not there yet! It is absolutely not your fault 🙂
      I would set up the forum pages but I need more information from you. This is what last years book discussion looked like:

      Entry Number 1:
      Fall Online Reading Group
      In the beginning of October, we are planning on using our website to host a book discussion. The book we have chosen is Eboo Patel’s Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, Beacon Press, 2010.
      Here is a one-line description: This autobiography of a young activist captures how an angry youth can be transformed—by faith, by the community and, most of all, by himself—into a profound leader for the cause of peace.
      Please take a look at it. It has been highly recommended by one of our satellite leaders, and those of us in New York are excited about reading and talking about it together with you. If you are interested, please order the book in time to begin in early October.

      Entry Number 2:
      Discussion of Acts of Faith: Introduction and Chapters 1 – 3, October 1 – 10
      In the introduction and the first three chapters, Patel describes his experiences with education and their impact on forming his identity, as well as a sense of being somehow lost or without direction. What stands out for you, in these chapters ? Where do you find the beginnings of Patel’s strong belief in what he calls “a commitment to pluralism”?

      and so on…

      I am not sure if this is what Sondra and Jennifer have in mind for this year as well (but I assume they do). I emailed them earlier and let you know as soon as I get a feedback.
      Hope all is well,
      enjoy the weekend!!!
      Micha