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Introduction, Workshop 3: How We Grow in Faith — Philosophy of Religious Education

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

Isn't half the job of becoming educated learning to ask the right questions? — Edith Hunter, 20th-century Unitarian religious educator

This workshop introduces the philosophy of Unitarian Universalist religious education, especially the concept of lifespan faith development as the search for truth and meaning that goes on throughout our lives. Activities emphasize the role of narrative and the need for religious education to provide ways to respond to all that life presents. Participants hear the experiences of congregants involved with your religious education program in a variety of different roles and capacities. Alternate activities introduce participants to your congregation's specific approaches to religious education programming. In selecting activities, consider what would be most informative and best suited to your particular New UU group.

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 only have an hour for the workshop, omit Activity 3 and shorten Activity 4 by five minutes.

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Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.

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