In "Heeding the Call," a Tapestry of Faith program
I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. — Helen Keller
In Today's Workshop...
We explored different ways to reach new understanding, including reading or hearing true-life accounts and communicating with non-violent or giraffe language. We also spent a little time painting pictures like members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, to gain more understanding by experiencing life as others do.
Understanding: First Person Narratives
These are just a few resources of first person narratives from people in marginalized communities:
(New York: Little Brown and Company, 1994), has fifteen cross-cultural, multi-cultural narratives from the gay and lesbian community. Another resource is Two Teenagers in Twenty by Ann Heron (New York: Alyson Books, 1994).
LD Online, a website with resources for the learning disabled, has first person accounts of what life is like for the learning challenged, including people living with ADHD (attention deficient, including a moving account from author Patricia Polacco on her dyslexia. Listen to her story, then read one of Polacco's books, like Pink and Say (New York: Philomel Books, 1994), the true story of two boys— one white, one Black—during the Civil War.
Understanding: Experiencing Life As Another Person
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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