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Introduction, Session 10: Footprints: Treading Softly on Earth

In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program

When one tugs on a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir

In today's world, one cannot speak of morality, goodness and justice without considering human impact on the Earth. The Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes promote and affirm both an attitude of respect and actions that honor the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.

This session focuses on interconnections. It communicates to children both facts and meaning of the interdependent web of life, and aims to instill the need to act responsibly. Participants will hear a true story about human attempts to control nature with unexpected (and undesirable) results. With an emphasis on living in balance and harmony with nature and being mindful — even shrinking — the footprint we humans leave on planet Earth, "Balance" will be added to the Moral Compass poster.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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