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Activity 4: Fact Sheet (10 minutes), Workshop 15: The 1800s—Five New Religions

In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program

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The basic tenets of the five religions founded in the 1800s are summarized.

Distribute Handout 3, and point out that instead of the usual fact sheet on one religion, this chart compares the five religions explored in this workshop. Review the chart and answer any questions. Compare the chart and the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources poster to look for themes and values that might hold meaning for Unitarian Universalists. Notice that Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity. Consequently, they are frequently not considered Christian. The Baha'i faith has many beliefs shared with UUs, such as the unity of the human family, gender equality, the compatibility of reason and religion, the importance of peace and overcoming prejudice, and the right of individuals to choose their own spiritual paths.

If you will be engaging with one of these religious communities, give participants the information they need.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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