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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants hear and discuss the inspiring story of a 19th-century Unitarian, Lydia Maria Child.
Ask participants if they have ever heard of Lydia Maria Child. Ask if they have ever heard the song "Over the River and Through the Woods." Did they know the writer was a Unitarian?
Tell or read the story.
Ask the group if they can name some of the groups Child advocated for that were named in the story. (African Americans, women, children, Native Americans) Do they see any connection among these groups?
Continue the discussion, along the following lines:
Conclude that Lydia Maria Child was an active force for justice at a critical time in American history. Her passion lives on in the activism of Unitarian Universalists today.
Share the two quotations that begin this workshop and ask how they apply to Lydia Maria Child's life and faith.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
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