Book Discussion: The Parable of the Sower/The Parable of the Talents

|Book Discussion: The Parable of the Sower/The Parable of the Talents
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Octavia Butler creates a near apocalyptic world not far from our own, that mixes the consequences of further environmental degradation and economic disparity. This world she imagines creates an opportunity for something an else, something not far from the original purpose of Ethical Culture, which was to create a “faith” that meets the needs of the time. What does Octavia Butler’s book suggest to us about human hope in the face of trial and tribulations? What does it tell us about our belief systems and how they interact and impact the world today?