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Introduction, Workshop 2: We Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike

In "A Chorus of Faiths," a Tapestry of Faith program

I cannot tell you what I am going to do until I can tell you the story or stories that I am part of. — Alisdair McIntire, 20th-century philosopher and virtue ethicist

We need not think alike to love alike. — Francis David (c. 1510-1579), founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania

This workshop focuses both figuratively and literally on the question, "Who is my neighbor?" Participants consider their responsibility as Unitarian Universalists to work with and for those who are different from them. The youth use a variety of tools to map the assets of their community for interfaith work, identifying nonprofit associations, religious groups, and other neighbors as potential partners.

The more preparation you do for Activity 3, Community Asset Mapping, the more that activity will help the group plan an interfaith service project.

For the Opening and the Faith in Action activity, you may wish to order copies of the Unitarian Universalist Association pamphlet "The Flaming Chalice" from the UUA Bookstore; this workshop provides its text as Handout 1.

Alternate Activity 1 includes the optional use of oranges. Before providing any food, find out about participants' allergies and dietary restrictions.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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