New Fall Course — Let Freedom Read!


Published: Aug. 11, 2023

Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, 6-7 pm, Room 205 and on Zoom

Did you know that the Bible has been banned? What about To Kill a Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn, The Grapes of Wrath, and even Goodnight Moon? In 2022, there were 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources, up almost double from 2021, and nearly ten times from 2020. Of those, 90% were attempts to censor multiple books, targeting a record number of 2,571 unique titles. The majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community or by and about Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. What does it mean for a book to be censored or banned? Is this something we, as Christians, should care about? And if so, what could we even do? Come to our class in September, led by our newly formed Banned Book Team to find out. For more information, contact Mike Mullin at

Sept. 13 — Why should we care about challenged and banned books?
Sept. 20 — What are some books that have been challenged or banned?    
Sept. 27 — Where do we go from here?