In "Heeding the Call," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth will explore the congregation for signs of justice making.
Ask participants if they think their congregation is actively involved in justice making right now. This activity invites youth to look for clues as to how the congregation puts Unitarian Universalist faith into action. Divide the group into pairs. Each pair will go on a treasure hunt for ten minutes to find at least five items that represent how the congregation is involved in justice making. Remind youth to be respectful and to collect only items that cannot be harmed or will not disturb anyone in the process. If they wish to include an item that cannot be put in the basket, instruct them to use the index card and pencil to write it or draw it. Make suggestions and urge them to think broadly. For example, collecting recycling goods means less space for landfills, which typically are located in poorer neighborhoods and contribute to environmental racism or classism. Tell the participants that they will need to describe why they chose the items when they return to the whole group.
Once the group has returned and shared, ask the following questions:
Remind the group that times change and so do the issues, and since the world is not perfect, there are always places where injustice exists. Therefore, we, as UUs must work with other people of faith to become aware of injustice and speak truth to power.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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