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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, read these words of Jason Happel, quoted in We Would Be One by Wayne Arnason and Rebecca Scott:
We always talked about the otherworldiness of youth group, the sense of community—which, for us, meant a feeling of acceptance by others. Ask anyone who was involved in youth conferences and they will remark on the intensity of the experience. We were free from all social conventions and labels. It was an experience of revolutionary freedom that would haunt me for the rest of my life.
Tell participants that this workshop explores the concept of temporary autonomous zones, brief utopian spaces where normal social rules are suspended and people live according to their values. The workshop examines the relationship between the Unitarian Universalist organization Liberal Religious Youth (LRY) and the 1960s counter-culture, and explores the role of temporary autonomous zones in contemporary Unitarian Universalist life.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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