In "A Chorus of Faiths," a Tapestry of Faith program
Form groups of at least three people each. Say:
Your job is to build a bridge together in your small group, using the available materials. This bridge must be able to be crossed. At the end, you must be able to roll, blow, or otherwise move a marble across the bridge.
What will make this interesting is that each of you will be assigned a deeply held belief about the bridge or the materials we are using to make it. You will be given a sticker that indicates your "building identity." Place it on your shirt so that others can see it. They may have words or a symbol.
Once everyone has a sticker, you will receive a piece of paper further explaining your belief to you. You should NOT show this paper to others. Use the information to guide how you interact with others as you build together.
You have 20 minutes to build a bridge.
As they build, walk around the room to see how participants are handling the challenge of diverse belief systems. Once the time is up, test each bridge with the marble to see which group successfully built a bridge. After the testing is over debrief with the group using the following questions:
Congratulate all participants on their efforts.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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