In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth role play scenarios involving ethical dilemmas.
Instead of discussing the dilemmas, as they have done in previous workshops, invite the youth to role play them. Seek volunteers to enact both dilemmas. Let the volunteers decide on roles, and give them five minutes to rehearse. Have the youth present two role plays for each scenario: one demonstrating respect and one demonstrating disrespect. Ask them to keep each role play under two minutes. Encourage the actors to be as dramatic as they like and, if they wish, to add layers to the dilemmas as written.
While the actors rehearse, open the floor for responses to the dilemmas. Ask participants if this reminds them of other dilemmas they have encountered or heard of, real or fictional. For each dilemma, ask "How could respect play a part in this dilemma?"
Conduct the role plays. Thank the actors. Discuss what participants liked about the respectful solutions.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
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