In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants identify the theme of compassion in different religions.
Invite the group to match quotes with the people who said them. If your group has fewer than 12 youth, they can do it as a group. If larger, invite the group into three teams, each with one set of quotes. Give the group four minutes.
The matching may be difficult. Afterward, process with the following questions:
Introduce Leader Resource 2, Charter for Compassion. Ask volunteers to read. Share that the Charter for Compassion was started by Karen Armstrong, an ex-nun and a best-selling writer about world religions. Though the idea was Armstrong's, the actual document was written by a group. The call for the charter was posted on the Internet and over the next six weeks, more than 150,000 people from 180 countries and many religions and philosophies contributed words.
If you have Internet access, visit the charter's website. You can watch a short video about the charter online. Invite youth to affirm the charter.
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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