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Introduction, Session 1: The Web of Life

In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program

We did not weave the web of life;

We are merely a strand in it.

Whatever we do to the web,

We do to ourselves.

— attributed to Chief Seattle, chief of the Duwamish Nation

This session introduces our human relationship to the earth, the basis for this program which is expressed in our seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle: respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The concept of the interdependent web is made concrete by tangible activities, such as the creation of a World of Wonder mural which the group will use throughout the program. A story illustrates that we are all connected in a great web of life and children are encouraged in caring for the earth. An understanding of interdependence in our human communities is nurtured as participants create a group covenant, recognizing that their behaviors affect one another.

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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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