In "What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants examine ways congregational and/or Unitarian Universalist movement-wide nonviolent resistance actions are grounded in the practice of virtue ethics.
Invite a member of the congregation or an organization the congregation supports to share their experience of engaging in or supporting nonviolent resistance. Ask your guest how they prepared or cultivated themselves before engaging in the action. Find out how individuals can participate in or support similar or follow-up actions. What is required? What virtues would one need to cultivate?
If you do not have a guest speaker, distribute handouts 2and 3 and invite participants to read them. Discuss how people who engaged in civil disobedience prepared themselves for the action and how those who supported the civil disobedience prepared themselves. Share what you have learned about follow-up or similar actions. Discuss how individuals can participate in or support such actions: What would be required? What virtues would need cultivation?
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Last updated on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
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