Read Handout 2 and discuss with your co-facilitator any questions you might have about pacifism.
Copy the handout for all participants.
Optional: Prearrange for a volunteer to read the handout aloud.
Description of Activity
Distribute Handout 2, Pacifism and either for ask a volunteer to read the handout aloud or invite participants to read the handout silently. Once everyone has finished reading, engage participants in discussion, using these questions:
What do you find compelling about pacifist theory and approach?
Do you have questions or concerns about this approach?
Do you think that pacifism can be a conditional stance (i.e. is it something that works in some situations but not others)?
Should Unitarian Universalist congregations advocate pacifism as a response to war?