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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of Singing the Journey for all participants
  • Copies of Taking It Home
  • Optional: A piano or a recorded version of the song

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment.

Description of Activity

To close the workshop, ask for brief reflections from the journaling exercise about their beliefs, feelings, and actions in response to today's workshop. After five minutes, introduce the song, "Building Bridges," by sharing the following background, from the Unitarian Universalist Association website: Elizabeth Cave, a British Quaker, discovered this song at Greenham Common, which was a peaceful sit-in at a nuclear energy plant in England in 1983. Ask participants to read the words and say why they think it relates to the topic of tolerance.

Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing "Building Bridges," Hymn 1023 in Singing the Journey.

Invite a participant to extinguish the chalice and distribute Taking It Home.

Including All Participants

An invitation to "rise in body or spirit" accommodates participants of all physical abilities.

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