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Spiritual Preparation, Workshop 5: Natural, Legal, and Human Rights

In "What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists," a Tapestry of Faith program

Set aside time for journaling, reflection, prayer, and/or meditation, using these focus questions:

  • Our Unitarian Universalist Principles call us to affirm and promote "the inherent worth and dignity of every person" and "the right of conscience." In which ways are these principles foundational to your ethical decision making? What other principles or rights are foundational to your ethical and moral decision making?
  • What actions or positions do you take in your personal or public life that reflect a commitment to uphold certain rights?
  • From what authority do the rights you uphold derive?
  • If you have to choose one side or the other on an issue, and no gray area is allowed, are you stymied? In what ways do we use ambiguity to protect us from having to move on issues?

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Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

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