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In "Faith like a River," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read, or present in your own words, the contents of Leader Resource 1, Slavery and Antislavery. Explain that while much has been written and celebrated about Unitarian and Universalist abolitionists, we may forget there was a range of opinion about how freedom for those enslaved should be achieved. There were even those among our religious ancestors who supported the institution of slavery, passively or actively. Explain that in this activity, participants will hear some of these voices.
Pass the basket of quotes, inviting each participant to select a slip with a quote to read aloud. With a small group, invite participants to choose more than one. Remind participants they are welcome to "pass" or to ask someone else to read a quote they have picked.
After slips are chosen, invite each reader to identify the date of the quote so the group can read the quotes in chronological order. Have participants read each quote aloud and share the information on the slip about the person quoted.
Following the readings, lead a conversation about the quotes using some or all of these prompts:
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