In "Resistance and Transformation," a Tapestry of Faith program
Have a participant 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.
Introduce the workshop by explaining that a Statement of Conscience titled "Creating Peace" was adopted by the 2010 General Assembly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The adoption of this statement came after a four year process during which congregations and districts were invited to explore the topic, confront it, reflect on it, learn about it, respond to it, comment on it, and take action, each in their own way.
Briefly share the contents of the Statement of Conscience, from Leader Resource 1.
Tell the group that the UUA provided congregations with a study/action guide called "Peacemaking," which began with this question:
Should the Unitarian Universalist Association reject the use of any and all kinds of violence and war to resolve disputes between peoples and nations and adopt a principle of seeking just peace through nonviolent means?
This workshop explores the history of liberal religious responses to war.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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