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Closing (5 minutes), Workshop 15: The Water Is Wide — Multiculturalism

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

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Taking It Home
  • Optional: Faith in Action from this workshop and/or Spiritual Preparation from Workshop 16

Preparation for Activity

  • Download and customize Taking It Home as a handout. You may wish to add the Faith in Action activity suggestion from this workshop and/or the Spiritual Preparation questions for the next workshop.

Description of Activity

Distribute Taking It Home. Announce the date, time, and place of the next workshop and any other "housekeeping" information. Request or remind volunteers if you want participants to read material aloud or perform other roles at the next meeting.

Invite participants to gather around the chalice and read in unison these words of Margaret Mead:

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

Extinguish the chalice.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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