Introduction, Workshop 5: Difficulties of Interfaith Work
In "A Chorus of Faiths," a Tapestry of Faith program
All people and cultures without exception hold myths to be true. Anyone who believes that other—s—less sophisticated—may naively hold myths to be true while they themselves do not, are themselves naive. — Alice Blair Wesley, Unitarian Universalist minister
Interfaith service work is not easy. Interfaith interaction can be challenging and requires us to honestly assess our fears and to keep our humility about our own beliefs and world view. Unitarian Universalists are not immune to fear or arrogance in the face of the "other." This workshop provides space to discuss apprehensions regarding interfaith work and gives participants tools—storytelling skills, for one—to deal with difficulties and awkward moments that can arise in even a great interfaith program.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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