Workshop 3: How We Grow in Faith: Philosophy of Religious Education

Workshop 3: How We Grow in Faith: Philosophy of Religious Education
Workshop 3: How We Grow in Faith: Philosophy of Religious Education
Part of The New UU

In This Section

  • Isn't half the job of becoming educated learning to ask the right questions? — Edith Hunter, 20th-century Unitarian religious educator This...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Introductions 15 Activity 2: The Wind in Both Ears 15 Activity 3: Formative...
  • Consider your own religious upbringing. Did you attend worship with your family? What rituals, practices, or holiday celebrations were...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Paper and pen/pencil for sign-up sheet Small table Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, for all participants Chalice, candle,...
  • Description of Activity Participants will introduce themselves and describe something they learned in religious education that they still...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Wind in Both Ears " Preparation for Activity Print the story "The Wind in Both Ears" and prepare to...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Meditation on Formative Stories Chime or bell Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Letter to Panelists Preparation for Activity Recruit a panel of people from your congregation to...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Description of Activity Introduce the Closing with words...
  • What did you learn about lifespan faith development in your life and in your congregation? Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each...
  • Materials for Activity Computer with Internet access and a computer projector Optional: Copies of material printed from the Tapestry of...
  • "The Wind in Both Ears," by Angus MacLean, in The Wind in Both Ears (Boston: Beacon Press, 1965). Introduce the story by explaining that...
  • Ask how many participants have experience with guided meditation. Tell them you will lead them through a meditation with questions. If some...
  • Personalize the letter by filling in the brackets in the text below. To determine the length of time each participant may speak, assume...
  • Review available materials about religious education in your congregation, such as the Religious Education prospectus, and brochures or...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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