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In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program
Distribute Handout 2. Explain that it is an abridged version of an article from UU World magazine and participants can read the full article online if they wish.
Give participants ample time to read the handout silently to themselves. Or, if the group prefers, have volunteers read the handout aloud. Ask participants, as they read, to underline statements they think are significant about the differences between the About Your Sexuality (AYS) and the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curricula and to note any questions they have.
Once participants have finished reading, ask: What cultural changes do you think prompted the move from AYS to OWL? Lead a group discussion.
Share this quote, from the longer version of the article:
The UCC's Gordon Svoboda ... predicts slow going within his faith group. "We are going to start small and build out," he says. "We don't have a 30-year history of active sexuality education, as the UUA does. It's something of sacred history for the UUA, and we are not in the same spot. We have a great deal of tilling the ground to do."
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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