Community Reading Groups

The Earl Hall Center for Religious Life hosts multiple reading groups a semester for students to learn, engage in meaningful conversations, and build relationships with one another. Plus snacks will be offered at each reading group! Join one of our reading groups below! 

Earl Hall Center Community Reading Group

Join us Friday mornings in March and April in Earl Hall to read Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth and Yangsze Choo's The Ghost Bride. All participants will receive a copy of each book. Upcoming dates:  3/31, 4/14, 4/28. Please email Nic Duran at [email protected] for further information.

Meaning of Life Reading Group

What is the meaning of life? How do you incorporate meaningfulness into your life? Why is it important to us? Susan Wolf’s Meaning in Life and Why it Matters offers us one view to consider. Join us to discuss some of life’s biggest questions, guided by Wolf and others, over a light breakfast. Our group will meet every other Friday in Earl Hall from 10:30-11:30 beginning March 24th. Contact Grace at [email protected] to learn more. 

Labor, Power, and Meaning of Life 

Join us for a five-week exploration of the themes of exploitation, alienation, power and meaning of life. Throughout the course of our reading group, we will read and discuss excerpts from Marx's “Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1884” and “Capital”, and excerpts from Foucault's “The History of Sexuality”. Thursdays, 6-7pm starting March 23rd, Earl Hall Room 101. Light snacks will be provided. Contact Wei at [email protected] to learn more. 

Faith in Fiction

The Interfaith Center of New York and the Earl Hall Center for Religious Life present the Faith in Fiction book group on religion and spirituality in contemporary literature. Join us on the last Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm in the Stewart Room at Union Theological Seminary. Books include

  • February 22:  Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • March 29:  Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  • April 26:  The Last One, Fatima Daas

RSVP to Brennan at [email protected].