In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth learn about a faith ancestor who worked for fairness.
Show Leader Resource 3, Lotta Hitschmanova, to participants. Then, tell or read the story and discuss it with these questions:
Ask the youth if any had heard of the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada (USC) before hearing this story? If you have pre-arranged to do so, visit the Canadian USC website and/or review their materials with the youth now. Let the group know that our Canadian cousins were part of the Unitarian Universalist Association until recently, but now have their own, unique organization. Note that Universalism is a distinctly American religion and is not part of the Canadian Unitarians' name. Unitarianism is more widely found in other countries. However, what is called Unitarianism in other countries is not always the same as what we think of when we say "Unitarian Universalism."
If you have time, view the Canadian USC material alongside the website or print publications of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). What differences do you see? [Answers may include the USC's focus on food and farming, materials in French, no "Universalism" in their name.] What similarities? [Answers may include 1) both work for justice all over the world, and 2) gender equality is a focus for both groups.]
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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