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Introduction, Session 15: What to Believe

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

Don't believe everything you think. — Bumper sticker

Big Question: How can I know what to believe?

"We teach children that all big questions have many answers, and that it is their duty to search responsibly for the answers that feel right to them." That statement comes from Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer, a small book published in 2009 by Skinner House Books. But how will youth know what answers feel right to them?

Most sessions of Riddle and Mystery begin with a big question and then move on to stories and activities that illuminate the question. This session reverses the order, beginning with a fictional treatment of a real event and then inviting the youth to discover the big questions it raises. An art activity reveals that youth differ in what feels right. WCUU involves a group of detectives sharing ideas about finding answers that feel right philosophically. In WIT Time, youth consider which Sources mean the most to them.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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