Taking It Home
Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable. — Mahatma Gandhi
IN TODAY'S SESSION... the children learned about our seventh Source of Unitarian Universalism, "faithful words and actions that shape our Unitarian and Universalist heritage." The group heard a story about Rev. Margaret Barr, a Unitarian minister from England who travelled to India and started a school for children of all religions to attend together. When she arrived, she noticed most of the schools were parochial, attended only by children of their respective religions. She met Mahatma Gandhi and he supported her endeavor.
The group played Kith Kith, an Indian game similar to hopscotch. They learned to say "hello" in a variety of India's languages.
EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about ... other Unitarians and Universalists who have shaped our religious heritage and modeled being guided by love. Check out the Famous UUs website and consult its extensive list when your child needs to write a biography for school.
Ask your child about:
- Margaret Barr and her work with the Children's Village in India
- Saying "hello" in at least one language from India
- How to play Kith Kith.
EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try ... talking at home about creative conflict resolution. What are some ways to communicate when conflict arises in the family? Having this discussion when there is no conflict will engage everyone in a calm way.
A Family Game. Play Parcheesi, the official board game of India.