In "A Chorus of Faiths," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants "map" their community to identify potential partners for building religious pluralism locally.
Say, in your own words:
We have been talking about how to treat our neighbors, and how to expand our definition of who is a neighbor to us. Now, we are going to get more literal about who are neighbors are.
Our journey together is not just learning about what religious pluralism is and why we as Unitarian Universalists believe in it, but also about building it right here in our community. We are going to conduct an interfaith service event. This activity is the next step toward that goal. We are going to identify people neighboring our congregation and communities who might be future partners in interfaith cooperation.
Distribute Handouts 3 and 4, and pencils/pens. On Handout 4, invite volunteers to read aloud the eight categories of potential partners. Ask if anyone has questions about the categories. Have participants count off into small groups of three. Ask each group to take some of the resources you have gathered and look for resources in the surrounding community where there might be people who would clearly make interfaith service easier. On Handout 3, invite them to fill out the boxes for "Who do I know?" and "Who should I know?"
After 10-15 minutes, gather the large group and have small groups share some of their most surprising findings. What did they learn? Who in this community could we potentially work with as a group?
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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