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Introduction, Session Courage: Courage

In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. — Maya Angelou

This session introduces and encourages the virtue of courage, and defines it as the ability to stand up for what we believe is right despite our fears. It also relates to the sixth Unitarian Universalist Principle — the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all — as it calls the children to find the courage to work toward this goal. An African folk tale introduces the children to a young woman who finds the courage to stand up to a hungry lion to save her cousin. The children will then be guided to remember times when they have found the courage to do something risky. Through a kinesthetic game the children will be introduced to assertiveness techniques to feel more empowered to express themselves when conscience calls. They will end by expressing, by drawing, a situation in which they would like to see themselves being more courageous. "Courage" will be added to the Moral Compass.

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Last updated on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

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