Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults: An Anti-racist Multicultural Program

Activity 2: Making a Covenant

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 1 for all participants.
  • Write the word "covenant" on a piece of newsprint, list the following agreements underneath, and post the newsprint:
    • Honor and practice guidelines that promote multicultural dialogue.
    • Start and end on time, and return promptly from breaks.
    • Share the floor.
    • Learn something new.
    • Nurture your spirit.

Description of Activity

Distribute Handout 1. Invite participants to read it quickly, noting that most will have already read these guidelines before this workshop.

Call attention to the posted agreements. Write on newsprint participants' suggestions, concerns, or additions to the list.

Decide together if you will make changes to the guidelines presented in the handout or to the posted agreements which will become the group covenant.

Invite the group to covenant together to honor and uphold the covenant. Ask each person to signal assent by saying "yes" or nodding. Explain that the covenant is a living document; it can and should be changed as the group evolves.