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Introduction, Session 14: The Power of Persistence

In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

Step by step the longest march can be won, can be won.

Many stones can form an arch, singly none, singly none.

And by union what we will can be accomplished still.

Drops of water turn a mill, singly none, singly none.

— Traditional union song

The power of water is the power of persistence, of moving past all barriers one drop at a time, until a flood collects that can break down walls. In this session participants learn about Universalist minister Phebe Hanaford, who devoted 60 years of her life to working for women's suffrage, and finally won the right to vote at the age of 90. Participants experience persistence and patience in an art project, by carving soap. The Burmese story "The Old Alchemist, which the children perform as a play, offers a fun twist on how persistence can turn dirt into gold.

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

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