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While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. — Gilda Radner

Children learn that to recognize the beauty of each person's uniqueness is a sign of Unitarian Universalist faith. A story from Santeria/Yoruba tradition leads into a discussion about stereotyping where children are encouraged to share their experiences. Activity 3 engages children in cultural sharing, a respectful alternative to cultural appropriation. Though this topic might seem above the heads of young children, introducing it now opens a door for future, deeper understanding.

For Alternate Activity 3, Different Beliefs, invite guests a few weeks ahead of time.


This session will:

  • Show that appreciating the uniqueness of ourselves and one another can be a sign of Unitarian Universalist faith
  • Demonstrate ways to respectfully share stories from different cultures.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Recognize ways they are unique
  • See how diversity strengthens our UU community
  • Practice respectful cultural sharing.

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