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Introduction, Workshop 7: Compassion

In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. — Simone de Beauvoir

This workshop brings scientific information, religious exploration, and, of course, opportunities for youth to share from their personal experiences with the virtue of compassion. When it comes to compassion, knowing where to draw the line can be difficult. Be sure to include the workshop's questions about balance.

Several activities can be enriched with resources available on the Internet. A computer with Internet access will prove useful, even if you do not have a large monitor for viewing.

Note: Activity 5, Dilemma offers three scenarios, and one involves the death of a pet. If someone in the group has recently experienced the death of a pet, you may wish to use an alternate scenario.

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Last updated on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

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