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In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite a participant to light the chalice while you lead a unison reading of Reading 449 from Singing the Living Tradition, "We hallow this time together by kindling the lamp of our heritage."
Lead the group in singing the hymn you have chosen.
After the song, explain that this workshop looks at the Unitarian Universalist response to the Vietnam War, focusing on the issue of the military draft. Note that the war in Vietnam ended in 1972, during some of our lifetimes; many have knowledge of the issues we will focus on today. Tell participants you will make a series of statements and they may raise their hand if a statement applies to them:
I have seen photos or film footage of the Vietnam War.
I have seen at least one movie set during the Vietnam War.
I am from Vietnam.
I was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War.
I served in the Vietnam War.
I made every effort to avoid serving in the Vietnam War.
I resisted the draft and refused to comply with my draft orders.
I left the United States to evade the draft.
I have friends who served in the Vietnam War.
I actively protested against the Vietnam War or the draft.
I have immediate family who served in Vietnam.
I studied the Vietnam War in school.
Point out that the workshop will be enriched by the variety of perspectives and experiences participants bring.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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