In "Building the World We Dream About," a Tapestry of Faith program
I sometimes find myself "examining my identity" as other people examine their conscience ... I scour my memory to find as many ingredients of my identity as I can. I then assemble and arrange them. I don't deny any of them. — Amin Maalouf, contemporary Lebanese author, from In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong
Share your identity map with trusted friends and family members and invite them to complete one of their own. How does your map and rankings differ from that of others close to you? How is it similar?
Reflect on the family, friends, and community circles you drew, and ask yourself:
Respond in your journal, or compose a poem, song, or prayer for yourself or to share.
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Last updated on Friday, July 20, 2012.
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