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Generosity of the spirit is ... the ability to acknowledge an interconnectedness—one's debts to society—that binds one to others whether one wants to accept it or not. It is also the ability to engage in the caring that nurtures that interconnectedness. It is a virtue that everyone should strive for, even though few people have a lot of it—a virtue the practice of which gives meaning to the frustrations of political work and the inevitable loneliness of the separate self. It is a virtue that leads one into community work and is sustained by such involvements. — Robert Bellah, sociologist, in Habits of the Heart
This final workshop offers opportunities to reflect on the program and integrate experiences into plans and future behaviors. To make this workshop more celebratory, add refreshments. Remember to check for food allergies.
This workshop will:
- Support participants to integrate their ideas about religious pluralism and their experience of interfaith service into their Unitarian Universalist identity
- Encourage participants to make interfaith work a part of their lived faith
- Suggest ways for participants to be leaders in future interfaith work.
- Reflect on their recent experiences, particularly the interfaith service event
- Envision themselves as allies to those in need
- Write a letter to themselves, to encourage future action
- Identify specific ways they can continue to do interfaith work.