In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do. — Dorothea Dix, 19th-century reformer and Unitarian

The sixth Principle, "We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world," challenges Unitarian Universalists to make decisions that promote peace, justice, and freedom. This session engages children to experience how and why their behavior choices matter.

In role play and discussion, avoid judgment of a person when talking about unwise behavior. People are not "bad," though behavior can be. Affirm positive behavior choices.

Goals

This session will:

  • Reinforce the sixth Unitarian Universalist Principle, "We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world"
  • Teach that our behavior choices matter
  • Empower participants to make choices that support a peaceful, free, and fair world.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Experience the story of Dorothea Dix
  • Discover that every situation and every moment of the day offer us choices.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.