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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants follow a line of reasoning related to today's religions.
As participants enter, welcome them and offer writing implements and Handout 1, Then What Would You Do or Believe? Invite them to consult Leader Resource 1, If You Believed, on the welcoming table and answer the questions on their handouts. They are welcome to compare answers and discuss them with others.
This is not an opportunity to criticize the beliefs of others. This is an exercise posing the question, if participants believed something, then what would logically follow? We do not always know why people believe what they do, but what they believe is important to them, and has logic for them. This is an exercise in understanding someone else's perspective.
Encourage discussion among participants. Set a respectful tone. A few minutes before the workshop begins, ask participants if they know any religion that holds all these beliefs. If someone knows, affirm their answer; otherwise, share with the youth that Jehovah's Witnesses hold all the beliefs stated here. Witnesses, as they are commonly called, do not celebrate Christmas, Easter, or birthdays, but this is not a punishment or sacrifice; it is their understanding of scripture and a strong expression of their faith. Share that Jehovah's Witnesses is one of the faiths that emerged in the period we will explore today.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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