2019: Week 2 Speaker Books

Week Two :: June 29–July 5

Uncommon Ground: Communities Working Toward Solutions

In an age of divisive posturing at the national level, are communities uniquely positioned to come together on the toughest issues, to find a way forward for the common good? We recognize the role of communities in effecting real change, and present a solutions-focused week of power and promise.

  • Each day, we highlight case studies of communities at work, finding sustainable solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
  • What conditions must exist for community stakeholders to engage one another, and who needs to be at the table? What’s possible when there isn’t a shared sense of community? Do differences need to be bridged in order for solutions to be found and sustained?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Common Good Change Agents

At times when the world seems conflicted, humanity continues to find ways to be its best advocate toward its highest aspirations. In this week we welcome examples of change agents who are recognizing needs and responding in life-enhancing ways to actualize their hearts’ best intentions for the common good — and leading by powerful example.

Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393347241
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 4th, 2013

The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250199355
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 27th, 2018

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156034517
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Published: Mariner Books - January 15th, 2009

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250125149
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 10th, 2018

China Airborne: The Test of China's Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400031276
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Published: Vintage - February 26th, 2013

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525432449
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190699048
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2017

The Lost Promise of Civil Rights Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780674034693
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 1st, 2009

Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith, and Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439148280
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Published: Atria Books - June 7th, 2011

Two Paths: America Divided or United Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250181749
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - September 25th, 2018

Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk Cover Image
By Eric Klinenberg (Editor), Sharon Marcus (Editor), Caitlin Zaloom (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780231190114
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Published: Columbia University Press - June 25th, 2019

Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805087291
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 8th, 2008

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143122777
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2013

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226276182
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 6th, 2015

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524761165
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Published: Crown - September 11th, 2018

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316231411
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 9th, 2015

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316337526
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 17th, 2017

The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452296381
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Published: Plume - May 25th, 2010