In "The New UU," a Tapestry of Faith program
At the designated starting time, bring participants together. Invite a volunteer to light the chalice. Share Reading 439, "We Gather in Reverence," responsively with the group.
Remind participants that Sophia Lyon Fahs was introduced in Workshop 2 as a religious educator whose curricula and inspiration profoundly shaped mid-20th-century Unitarianism. Expand on that description, using your own words to explain:
Sophia Fahs grew up the daughter of Christian missionaries. As she moved away from her religion of origin, she became intrigued with progressive ideas in education that led to her lifelong involvement with Unitarian religious education. The materials she created and developed integrated science with religion, took children's questions and concerns seriously, and presented religion as wonder rather than belief. Her more than thirty years of service to our religious tradition profoundly shaped twentieth-century Unitarian religious education for children.
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Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.
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