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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Worship or centering table and chalice
  • Participant journals
  • Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color pencils, and markers
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Customize the Taking It Home section of this workshop and copy for all participants.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to respond, in writing:

Would you defend, or have you defended, the right of free speech for an organization or person that you, personally, abhorred? Recall and describe a circumstance or time in your life when your understanding of the right to "free speech" presented a moral dilemma or a decision that made you feel conflicted.

Allow five minutes for writing.

Invite participants to briefly share any closing thoughts about the workshop or their journal entries.

Ask a participant to come forward and extinguish the chalice as you say these words: "As we extinguish this chalice, may we let the light of our tradition kindle our hope for a better world."

Distribute Taking It Home and invite participants to continue to write in their journals between workshops.

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