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Workshop 1: The Locus of Moral Authority

Workshop 1: The Locus of Moral Authority
Workshop 1: The Locus of Moral Authority

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  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. — Albert Einstein We are regularly faced with the need to choose a course...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Program Overview and Expectations 10 Activity 2: Opening Scenario 20...
  • Recall an important moral or ethical decision you have made, and use the following focus questions to help you think about your decision-...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Schedule for Ethics Workshops Newsprint, markers, and tape Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Pocket folder...
  • Materials for Activity Worship table or designated space Chalice, candle, and lighter, or LED/battery-operated candle Singing the Living...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Schedule for Ethics Workshops Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Download Handout 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Read the scenario so you will be comfortable presenting it...
  • Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Writing and drawing materials, such as pens, pencils, fine point...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Emerson's Moral Dilemma " Leader Resource 1, About Emerson Leader Resource 2, The Divinity...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 2, Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources Optional: Your congregation's...
  • Materials for Activity Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Taking It Home handout Preparation for Activity...
  • Consider these questions as you review the workshop with your co-leader: Which parts of the workshop most engaged participants? Why? Were...
  • Materials for Activity Sample Unitarian Universalist congregational or small-group covenants, and descriptions of how each came to be...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 3, Ethical Statements Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Computer and digital projector Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper Writing implements in various colors, including pens, pencils, crayons, and/or markers...
  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. — Albert Einstein Share with family members or friends the story you wrote...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leading 19th-century philosopher, father of the Transcendentalist movement. Before he became a philosophical and...
  • Workshop Title Day, Date, Time Workshop 1: The Locus of Moral Authority Workshop 2: Unchanging Truths Workshop 3: The Collective Good...
  • There are seven Principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of...
  • There are moral sources and/or authorities that inform or guide my ethical behavior. I have firm moral convictions. Each person is entitled...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson advocated direct experience of religious sentiment, unmediated by clergy, or by tradition or ritual. In describing...
  • Remarks by Ralph Waldo Emerson, delivered before the graduating class of Harvard's Divinity School on July 15, 1838. The intuition of the...
  • Andrews, Barry M. A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year (Skinner House, 2003) Andrews, Barry M. Emerson As...

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