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Introduction, Session 5: Meeting People Where They Live

In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Spiritual warrior's pledge: Not for myself alone, but that all the people may live. — Brooke Medicine Eagle, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing

There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them. — Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

Unitarian Universalism has a long and proud history of addressing the plight of those in need. In this session, our tradition of social service is embodied in the story of Joseph Tuckerman (1778-1840), Unitarian Universalism's first community minister and widely considered to be the founder of social work in the United States.

In honor of Tuckerman's work with poor families of Boston sailors, the children learn how to tie sailor knots. These knots also remind participants that we are "tied together" in caring relationships. Participants interview one another to learn more about one another's lives, in much the same way Tuckerman entered into deep conversation with the people he wanted to help.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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