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Introduction, Session 6: The Power of Presence

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

We convince by our presence. — Walt Whitman

The power of air is the power of openness, presence, and silent witness. Participants hear the story of a Unitarian Universalist who met public hatred by organizing a group to stand witness wearing giant angel wings that blocked the view of offensive signs. Although we tend to think of expressing power in terms of "doing"—pushing and acting—sometimes we express power most effectively by simply being present and bearing witness. Participants play a game in which they try to sense the presence of another, They create blankets to give someone as an offering of supportive presence.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

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