Workshop 6: The Story of Our Lives: Narrative Ethics Part of What We Choose In This Section Introduction From What We Choose In the holding environment of true community, people share experiences of meaning—they share storylines, which are more compelling than the barriers or... Workshop-at-a-Glance From What We Choose Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Opening Scenario 10 Activity 2: Sharing Stories 30 Activity 3: Changing the World 15... Spiritual Preparation From What We Choose Set aside time for journaling, reflection, prayer, and/or meditation, using these focus questions: Recall a time when you had an encounter with someone ... Welcoming and Entering From What We Choose Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Pocket folder, pen/pencil, and paper for each participant Name tags, single-use or durable... Opening From What We Choose Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Worship table or designated space Chalice, candle, and lighter, or LED/battery-operated candle Singing t... Activity 1: Opening Scenario From What We Choose Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity Share this scenario: You are a chaperone on a middle school youth group trip.... Activity 2: Sharing Stories From What We Choose Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Drawing paper, 9x12 inches Variety of writing and drawi... Activity 3: Changing the World From What We Choose Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Harvey Milk" Optional: A copy of the story "Olympia Brown" Preparation for Activit... Activity 4: Narrative Ethics and Equality From What We Choose Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers (enough for all participants), and tape Optional: Eight clipboards, plain drawing... Closing From What We Choose Activity time: 18 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, The Wisdom Tree Taking It Home handout Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resourc... Leader Reflection and Planning From What We Choose Consider these questions as you review the workshop with your co-leader: Which parts of the workshop most engaged participants? Why?... Faith In Action: Stories from Our Social Justice Partners From What We Choose Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Literature about the social justice organizations with which your congregation partners Preparation ... Alternate Activity 1: Telling Each Other's Stories From What We Choose Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Journals or notebooks, one for each participant Preparation for Activity Read this activity and Activit... Taking It Home From What We Choose In the holding environment of true community, people share experiences of meaning—they share storylines, which are more compelling than the barriers or... Harvey Milk From What We Choose 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... Olympia Brown From What We Choose Universalist Olympia Brown is known as the first woman minister whose ordination was recognized by a denomination.... Leader Resource 1: The Wisdom Tree From What We Choose 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 church camp and I... Find Out More From What We Choose To learn more about how personal experiences can offer guidance for undertaking complex moral, ethical, and spiritual challenges, see The Power of Stori... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: What We Choose NEXT: Introduction Download all of What We Choose (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.