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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants consider what types of behavior are characteristic of religions or cults.
As participants enter, invite them to take a few slips. Have them read their slips aloud and discuss with the group where on the poster each behavior belongs. Explain that the less cultish a behavior, the higher on the poster it should go: Behavior that is only and always associated with cults goes at the bottom, behavior that could be either or both goes in the hatched area in the middle, and behavior that is only and always associated with religions goes at the top. As the group decides where on the poster each slip belongs, have the youth tape their slips in the appropriate spot.
If the group is unable to reach consensus, a behavior can be placed in two locations on the poster since there are two of each slip.
As more youth arrive, invite them not only to place additional slips but to review and discuss the placement of slips already on the poster.
Ask the group:
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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