In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
Instruct each group to come up with a moment to enact in which a person shows particular courage and conviction. It can be a famous person or a famous moment, or an everyday moment.
Distribute copies of Handout 1: Moments of Courage Skit Rules and go over them with the group:
Give participants the time you have allotted to create a skit. Visit all the groups as they work to make sure they are on track and to offer help as needed.
When time is up, bring the groups together. Have each group perform, and invite the other groups to guess the moment of courage being acted out. Once an audience member has identified the moment of courage, ask the performing group what courage and convictions were displayed in their chosen moment.
Repeat for two or three rounds, as time allows.
If you feel that participants have appropriate experiences to draw from, ask them to choose moments from their own lives, or moments they have witnessed. If they have previously studied a particular time frame or area of Unitarian Universalist history, ask them to identify and enact a moment from our tradition. You may like to add a round in which groups act out a future moment that might call for their courage, including a demonstration of how they would hope to act.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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