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Taking It Home, Workshop 13: Mirages and Oases — Idealism and Utopianism

In "Faith like a River," a Tapestry of Faith program

Humanity must ever reach out towards a New Eden. Succeeding generations smile at the crude attempts, and forthwith make their own blunders, but each attempt, however seemingly unsuccessful, must of necessity contain a germ of spiritual beauty which will bear fruit. — Clara Endicott Sears, founder of the Fruitlands Museum

Consider more contemporary expressions of idealism you have read or heard. What idealistic or Utopian sentiments exist in our Unitarian Universalist congregations today?

Journal about ways idealism has been made manifest in the world, how it is lived out and made into action. They may be actions occurring today or actions you have witnessed in your life.

Share the handouts from the workshop with family members or Unitarian Universalist friends. Explore ways you can put your ideals into action in the world, either as an individual or with a group of others who share your values and vision.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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