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In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth explore how music can inspire bravery and courage.
Explain that while bravery is not the same thing as courage, being courageous often requires one to act bravely—and being brave is not easy.
Ask everyone to think of a time they felt afraid to do something, but were brave. Allow a couple of minutes. Then, ask:
Now ask the group if they can think of instances where people have used music to inspire bravery or courage? If no one gives these examples, talk about:
Play the songs you have brought. Distribute lyrics, if you have brought copies. Invite the group to discuss how each song encourages bravery or courage through its lyrics, instrumentation, and beat. What particular parts of each song are especially moving?
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
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