In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Our Unitarian Universalist beliefs come from the ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world's religions.
Gather the children at work tables. Invite them each to decorate a Source Star to take home and share with their family. You might suggest they draw an activity or a symbol to represent the Sufi faith, or love and kindness. As children work, attach one star that says "We learn from World Religions" to the Night Sky.
When children are done, gather them in a circle. Say, in your own words:
Today we talked about how we learn from religions of the world and we talked about the Sufi religion. Sufism is part of Islam. In the Sufi story we heard, this Source pointed us to love as we learned about kindness.
If you wish to sing "Our Sources," distribute Session 1, Handout 3 or indicate the newsprint where you have posted the lyrics. Teach/lead the song, with a musical volunteer if you have invited someone to help. You might play the music clip of "Our Sources" for the children to sing along.
Distribute Taking It Home and thank participants.
Save the Night Sky display and the handouts/newsprint to use next time.
At this age, children have a wide range of reading ability. Do not put individual children on the spot to read aloud.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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