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Introduction, Workshop 2: Where Do We Come From? Unitarian Universalist Roots

In "The New UU," a Tapestry of Faith program

Universalists are often asked where they stand. The only true answer to give to this question is that we do not stand at all, we move. — Lewis Beals Fisher, late 19th-century Universalist theologian

The workshop offers a brief overview of Unitarian Universalist history, focusing on ideas and people more than on institutional and denominational structures. Participants interact with one another as they engage with the material, working in small groups to identify famous Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists. They learn stories from our Unitarian Universalist tradition and from your congregation's history.

Before leading this workshop, review Accessibility Guidelines for Workshop Presenters found in the program Introduction and make any preparations needed to accommodate your group.

If you have only an hour for the workshop, omit Activity 2 and shorten Activity 3 by five minutes.

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Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.

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