In "What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists," a Tapestry of Faith program
Meet with invited congregational staff and/or leaders to find out about social justice projects the congregation supports and discuss together how the congregation does and/or could apply a lens of ethics from the margins to these projects.
Once guest speakers arrive, explain, in these words or your own:
In learning about ethical frameworks compatible with Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values, this group has explored several frameworks that are grounded in experiences and perspectives from the margins of the dominant culture. We are seeking ways to apply this ethical framework in our own individual and congregational lives. We want to work at hearing the perspectives and the stories from society's margins, to help us better understand how to be of service while exploring an ethical framing for the contributions we make. We think some of this work can dovetail with service and action our congregation already has begun.
Invite the guests to briefly describe congregational social justice projects. Then, ask:
With your guest, imagine ways your congregation's social justice projects and priorities might better embrace an ethic of affirmation and resistance. Leave time for the group to commit volunteer time to an existing or potential social justice project whose leadership is drawn from the people who are served.
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Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
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