Workshop 4: Cultivating a Virtuous Character

Workshop 4: Cultivating a Virtuous Character
Workshop 4: Cultivating a Virtuous Character

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  • The moral virtues are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception,...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Opening Scenario 15 Activity 2: Reflection and Conversation 20 Activity 3:...
  • Set aside time for journaling, reflection, prayer, and/or meditation, using these focus questions: What people—famous or not—do you think...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Pocket folder, pen/pencil, and paper for each participant Name tags, single-use or...
  • Materials for Activity Worship table or designated space Chalice, candle, and lighter, or LED/battery-operated candle Singing the Living...
  • Preparation for Activity This activity offers a choice of two scenarios. Consider carefully whether the first scenario can be safely...
  • Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Variety of writing and drawing materials, such as pens, pencils,...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Description of Activity Introduce the activity with these or similar words: What we...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Mahatma Gandhi " Preparation for Activity Print and review the story "Mahatma Gandhi," and...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write on newsprint, and post: Can civil disobedience be...
  • 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 Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Handout 2, Twenty-nine UUs Arrested in Phoenix Protest Optional: Handout 3,...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, for all participants Optional: Copies...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Frances Ellen Watkins Harper " Preparation for Activity Prepare to read the story "Frances...
  • The moral virtues are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception,...
  • By Polly Peterson
    Originally published in Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the Nineteenth Century (...
  • Mahatma Gandhi is among the many great leaders who placed virtuous living at the center of their lives. Gandhi was a spiritual leader and...
  • acceptance assertiveness attention autonomy awareness balance caring caution charity citizenship cleanliness commitment compassion...
  • Reported by Donald E. Skinner, and originally published in UU World , August 2, 2010. Twenty-nine Unitarian Universalists, including eight...
  • By Kat Liu
    Let me start by saying that I am not a "protest" kind of person. My experience with numerous protests is that a lot of people assemble,...
  • V irtue Ethics Pojman, L. Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong . Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company,1999. (Chapter 8) " Virtue ethics...

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