In "Heeding the Call," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth interview elders about religious diversity.
Ask participants if they think there is greater religious diversity now than there was twenty-five years ago? What about fifty years ago?
Invite youth to pick a family member, friend, or congregant to interview about religious diversity. The person should be at least twenty-five years older than the youth. Encourage youth to interview diverse people. Brainstorm a list of questions, which might include:
Distribute clipboards, pens and paper for note taking. Tell participants they will be reporting back to the group.
After all the interviews, gather the group to report findings. Did any patterns emerge? Was there agreement about how accepting the country is now compared to the past? Did most interviewees feel the country is more diverse now than then? What was the interviewing experience like?
The group might decide to write a short article for the congregational newsletter about their findings. If so, either keep all quotes anonymous or obtain permission from interviewees to use their words.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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