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Online Book Club: Building a Bridge

Ended Apr 1, 2020

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Full course description

5-Week Course


As the subtitle in Building a Bridge explains, James Martin discusses how the Catholic Church and the LGBTQ+ community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Originally, the book was based on a presentation Martin made when accepting an award from New Ways Ministry. The expanded version provides resources for prayer, reflection, and discussion. Join us in exploring the expanded paperback version, published by HarperOne, Revised Expanded Edition (2018), ISBN-10: 0062837532 / ISBN-13: 978-0062837530.

This course has a required text: Building a Bridge published by HarperOne, Revised Expanded Edition (2018), ISBN-10: 0062837532 / ISBN-13: 978-0062837530.

About the Online Book Club

Are you a person who regularly reads books and articles on spirituality and theology?

Is the religion and spirituality section of your bookstore a favorite place?

Do you often wish there was a way that you could share your insights about an author and hear what others think?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, whether you are reading for professional development, a committed spiritual practice, or an ongoing hunger to know more about the spiritual life, the Online Book Club is for you! The Online Book Club offers a setting to encounter an author’s ideas and participate in conversation with others about a selected text. In addition to providing an experienced facilitator to guide the conversation, we get you started by offering some direction to engage the author and the text. Then the conversation unfolds in light of the interests of those in the conversation circle.

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.