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Heeding the Call: Qualities Of A Justice Maker

Heeding the Call

A Tapestry of Faith Program for Youth Jr. High Ages 12-15


Heeding the Call is a social justice curriculum that not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Workshops on empathy, courage, abundance, joy, and other qualities ask participants to recognize how these standards can be tools for justice. Additionally, the program includes more concrete tools, such as suggestions on how to be a good ally and tips on the language of conflict resolution. True stories of courage, sacrifice and collaboration, role-plays, games, and a program-long justice project will feed youth’s rising realization that as people of faith we are all called to love justice—not just with our words, but also with our deeds.

About the Authors

Jodi Tharan

Jodi Tharan

Jodi Tharan is the Admissions Coordinator at Starr King School for the Ministry. In 2009, Jodi received the Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley Grant from the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (UUWF). This grant afforded her the time to be on the Worship Committee at Starr King. She has designed curricula for First Five...

Nicole Bowmer

Nicole Bowmer

Nicole Bowmer has been the Religious Education Assistant at First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon since 2005. As a writer, editor and outreach coordinator, her involvement with grassroots environmental and social justice projects has included work in Iraq as well as numerous waterway conservation and protection...

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