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In "A Chorus of Faiths," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants identify characteristics of religious pluralism by viewing videos about religion.
Say, in your own words:
Let's talk for a little while about how religion is talked about in the world, and in the United States. To open up the conversation, let's watch an advertisement for a documentary that aired a few years ago on CNN, the international news network.
Play the video clip of the "God's Warriors" trailer. Then, facilitate a discussion. Keep in mind that this is a very emotional video. Ask:
Wrap up the discussion after about ten minutes. Then say:
Now I'm going to play you another documentary trailer, put together by the Interfaith Youth Core about an exchange between 20 young people from Amman, Jordan and 20 from Chicago, who worked together for a year and then visited one another's homes.
Play the video clip of the "Exchange" trailer. Then, facilitate a discussion about it, using the same questions as above. Then, ask the groups:
To close the discussion, note:
The story of the first video is a very common one in our world. It is the idea of the Clash of Civilizations—that different religions are monolithic and can only fight one another. We as Unitarian Universalists believe in the narrative of the second video, that we are required to work for interfaith cooperation to solve social problems and build understanding.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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