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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Worship or centering table and chalice
  • Participant journals
  • Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, and markers
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Customize the Taking It Home section of this workshop and copy for all participants.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to respond, in writing:

Is there a way for a congregation to take a stand and yet make a place for those who believe a religious organization should remain apolitical?

Allow five minutes for writing in journals.

Invite participants to briefly share any closing thoughts about the workshop or their journal entries.

Invite a participant to come forward and extinguish the chalice as you say these words: "As we extinguish this chalice, may we let the light of our tradition kindle our hope for a better world."

Distribute Taking It Home and invite participants to continue to write in their journals between workshops.

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