In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants present a WCUU show involving nine On-Air People—Co-Anchor 1, Co-Anchor 2, a NUUs Analyst and seven UUs: Buddhist UU, Christian UU, Hindu UU, Humanist UU, Judaist UU, Muslim UU, and Pagan/Earth-centered UU.
Assign roles, using volunteers for On-Air People and Studio Crew. You might invite the Kid for the Day to be a Co-Anchor or the NUUs Analyst. Tell the On-Air People that all except the NUUs Analyst will need to improvise some of their on-air dialogue. Distribute the truth notes (Leader Resource 3) to youth who will role-play the various UUs. Invite them to read their notes carefully so that, on the broadcast, they can say the ideas in their own words. Tell them they need not say everything on the notes, just a few key points.
Give participants who will follow the script a moment to look it over. Review the script with the youth if any have limited reading skills.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (director or floor director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
After the broadcast, ask participants how it went. Ask them to summarize how Unitarian Universalists with different religious beliefs might respond to today's Big Question: "What is truth?" You may wish to tell the group more about the belief perspectives represented in the broadcast. Some groups, like UUs with Muslim or Hindu backgrounds and beliefs, are very small. The Humanist group is quite large; at least half of all Unitarian Universalists say they have humanist beliefs. Say, in your own words:
More important than the numbers is the fact that the Unitarian Universalist denomination welcomes people with many different backgrounds, many different ideas, many different spiritual truths.
Define spiritual truth as the truth we find in our own, personal answers to the big questions.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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