In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather the children. Tell them, in your own words:
Our Unitarian Universalist faith challenges us to recognize our privileges and to share them with others. We are also called to discover our gifts and skills, and then share them, too, in order to live a full life while contributing to our society.
Invite the group to explore the differences between privileges and skills. Say something like:
The talents, education, or access to information, resources, money and/or power that we have by chance of birth or geography are called "privileges." These are different from the skills and talents that we develop through practice. For example, having access to a piano, a piano teacher, and the time to take lessons are each privileges; being able to play a classical sonata comes from regular practice and that is a skill you learn. Now we are going to list what we understand to be our privileges and our skills.
Invite volunteers to contribute to both lists. Accept all suggestions. If an item is suggested both as a privilege AND a skill, just write it down. If necessary, suggest some of these ideas:
When the list looks full, engage the group with some of these questions:
Keep the newsprint posted for use in Activity 2, Window/Mirror Panel — My Privilege.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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