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Workshop 6: The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics

Workshop 6: The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics
Workshop 6: The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics

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  • In the holding environment of true community, people share experiences of meaning—they share storylines, which are more compelling than the...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Opening Scenario 10 Activity 2: Sharing Stories 30 Activity 3: Changing the...
  • Set aside time for journaling, reflection, prayer, and/or meditation, using these focus questions: Recall a time when you had an encounter...
  • 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...
  • Description of Activity Share this scenario: You are a chaperone on a middle school youth group trip. As the bus passes through an...
  • Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Drawing paper, 9x12 inches Variety of writing and drawing materials...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Harvey Milk " Optional: A copy of the story " Olympia Brown " Preparation for Activity Read...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers (enough for all participants), and tape Optional: Eight clipboards, plain drawing paper, and...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, The Wisdom Tree Taking It Home handout Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resource 1, The...
  • 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 Literature about the social justice organizations with which your congregation partners...
  • Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Preparation for Activity Read this activity and Activity 2, Sharing...
  • In the holding environment of true community, people share experiences of meaning—they share storylines, which are more compelling than the...
  • In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States. Milk grew up in New York, quiet about his homosexuality. He studied mathematics and graduated from New York State College for Teachers in...
  • Universalist Olympia Brown is known as the first woman minister whose ordination was recognized by a denomination. She spent a lifetime...
  • By Meg Barnhouse. Used with permission. I dragged myself to the early morning Theme Talk, even though it was the last day of a week at...
  • To learn more about how personal experiences can offer guidance for undertaking complex moral, ethical, and spiritual challenges, see The...

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