Theopoetics Book Club


Four (4) online meetings via Zoom


Those who register for this book club will also have access to a recorded workshop on this topic that is led by Rev. Dr. de'Angelo DIA.

It is recommended that all participants watch that recording prior to the book club.


About Our Book Clubs

The Leadership Institute will offer book clubs throughout the year. They will be virtual and supported by centers and Leadership Institute partners. The aim of the Leadership Institute Book Clubs is to create multicultural, intergenerational spaces where participants can delve further into texts, while learning alongside people from a multitude of social locations.

Book Description

This specific book club will read Terraform: Building a Better World, by Propaganda.

In this debut collection of essays and poetry, musician, speaker, and activist, Propaganda, inspires us to create a better, more equitable world.

“If we get to make the very cultures that shape who we are, then let us remake them in the best way possible.” 

In this deep, challenging, and thoughtful book, Propaganda looks at the ways in which our world is broken. Using the metaphor of terraforming—creating a livable world out of an inhospitable one—he shows how we can begin to reshape our homes, friendships, communities, and politics.

In this transformative time—when we are redefining what a truly just and equitable world looks like, and reflecting on the work that needs to be done both in our spiritual and secular lives—Propaganda rallies readers to create that just world. He sheds light on how nefarious origin stories have skewed our views of ourselves and others and allowed gross injustices and demonstrates how great storytelling and excellent art can create and shape new perspectives of the world and make all of us better. 

We would like to recommend these two sites from which to order the book:


Dates and Times

Wednesdays, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, from 7-9 p.m. Eastern Time


Registration Fee:

Early Registration (ends September 26, 2023): $40

Standard Registration (begins September 27, 2023): $60


Those who participate in all four meetings may earn .8 CEUs. Please contact Theda Wortman if you would like a certificate of completion at the end of the book club.


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