Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About: An Anti-racism Multicultural Program

Activity 1: Individual Reflection

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Make a few extra copies of Workshop 17, Handout 1, The State of Racial/Ethnic Relations at _____ [name of your congregation]
  • Write on newsprint, and post:

Organizations must be willing to reinvent themselves by altering their language, structure, and methods of operations. Changing structures, norms, and values is the key to egalitarian pluralism and the foundation for multicultural organizations.

Description of Activity

Ask participants to review their notes and completed handouts (The State of Racial/Ethnic Relations at _____ [name of your congregation]) in light of the community field trip and/or the panel presentation. Call their attention to the quote. Ask: What are some ways in which our congregation must be willing to reinvent itself? Invite participants to take 15 minutes to write reflections, insights, and observations in their journals.