Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Activity 5: Rights in Conflict

Part of What We Choose

Activity time: 10 minutes

Description of Activity

Invite participants to reflect on the challenge of making day-to-day ethical decisions with a rights-based framework. Use these questions to guide the discussion:

  • In the past, how have you made decisions about which rights to affirm and promote in the day-to-day activities of your life? Have you gained any insight from this workshop that will now help you make those decisions?
  • How does our faith community decide which rights to affirm and promote in congregational life and in social justice ministries?
  • Do our choices inevitably create a hierarchy of rights, with some more important than others? If so, how do we address that dilemma for ourselves individually? As a faith community?