During our May 5, 2010 meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Burk:
The Sunflower – On the Possiblities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal – Revised and Expanded Edition published by Schocken Books.
Burk provides the following information about the book:
This is a book about an incident involving a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. The story is followed by fifty-three responses to Wiesenthal’s questions as to what would you have done in this situation. The thought provoking responses are from famous and not so famous theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Hollocust survivors, and victims of attempted genocide in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. The Book Club members will be challenged to define their beliefs about justice, compassion and human responsibility.