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

Activity 1: Opening Scenario

Part of What We Choose

Activity time: 10 minutes

Description of Activity

Share this scenario:

You are a chaperone on a middle school youth group trip. As the bus passes through an economically depressed section of town, one of the youth comments on a teen walking down the street, saying that this teen's look is "so ghetto." You can tell from his tone that he is using this phrase to say the kid's clothes are "cool." None of the adults or teens around this youth respond to the comment.

Invite participants to respond to these questions:

  • Would you choose to react in some way? If so, how? If not, why did you make that choice?
  • On what values or personal experiences do you draw to help you make your decision?