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In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants identify positive and negative aspects of the virtue of loyalty.
Invite youth to sit for a moment and think about loyalty as a virtue. Offer the Dictionary.com website definition of loyalty: "faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, commitments, obligations, etc... " Synonyms include "devotion" and "faithfulness." These prompts might be useful:
Invite youth to share their reflections, with statements that start off with "On the positive side... " or "On the negative side... ". For example, "On the positive side, brand loyalty makes you feel comfortable: you know what you are getting when you buy Breyer's Ice Cream." / "On the negative side, companies can take advantage of your loyalty to their products. They can raise the price or lower the quality, if they feel they can count on you to buy it anyway." Do youth have statements that do not fit either clause? Discuss these together.
Make sure these points are discussed:
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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