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In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program
Distribute Handout 1, Religion and the New Morality. Explain:
In June, 1967, Playboy magazine published an article called "Religion and the New Morality." The magazine convened a panel of leading liberal clergymen to debate the church's role in the sexual revolution, devoting 25 pages to this discussion. The quote in Handout 1, Religion and the New Morality, is from one of the pre-eminent Unitarian Universalist theologians of the 20th century, James Luther Adams, who was one of nine panelists.
Read the handout aloud.
Then, invite participants to respond to these questions and write their responses on newsprint:
Allow ten minutes for this part of the activity. If it does not come up, point out that this quote demonstrates both our ongoing understanding of sexuality education as a justice issue and our ever-evolving search for ways to understand human sexuality in the context of our faith.
Now, post the questions you have written on newsprint and lead a discussion.
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