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In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read or tell the story to the group.
After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about the story. Then, ask participants to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable.
Say something like:
Often, people think the first step of changing the world for the better is to plan your action—to figure out what you're going to do. But there's an important step that goes before that: Learning just what the problem is, who is affected by it, how they are affected, what's causing the problem, who does not want a change because their needs are being served by the way things are. Learn everything you can. As activists, we need to be constantly moving forward, but the best way forward often starts with taking the time to really learn about the problem and all the people involved.
Lead a discussion using these questions:
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