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Workshop 4: Social Justice Philosophy and Practice

Workshop 4: Social Justice Philosophy and Practice
Workshop 4: Social Justice Philosophy and Practice
Part of The New UU

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  • You must answer this question: What will you do with your gifts? Choose to bless the world. — Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, from the poem "...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Introductions through Social Justice History 15 Activity 2: Theodore Parker...
  • Consider the work you have done to make the world a better place. Do you consider yourself an activist? Why or why not? How do you live out...
  • 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 Invite participants to introduce themselves and present a brief description of their own work with social justice...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " Theodore Parker and the Crafts " Newsprint, markers, and tape. Preparation for Activity Copy the story "...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Action-Reflection Model Pens or pencils Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 1, Action-Reflection Model...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Letter to Panelists Preparation for Activity Recruit a panel of people from your congregation who...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Optional: Keyboard or other musical accompaniment...
  • What did you learn about your own social justice work and that of your congregation? Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each activity...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Privilege and Oppression Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 2, Privilege and Oppression, for all...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Standing on the Side of Love Optional: Standing on the Side of Love pins, tee-shirt, or banner...
  • By Polly Peterson
    This is the story of Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister who was determined to do whatever he could to end slavery in the United States...
  • Under the word "ACTION", write a word or phrase that represents something you have done to make the world a better place. Then, consider...
  • From Safe Congregation Handbook , Patricia Hoertdoerfer and Frederic Muir, eds. (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005)...
  • Personalize and adapt this letter to fit your context. To determine the length of time each participant will have to speak, assume that...
  • Imagine being in church on a Sunday morning when a group of children are about to present a musical. They have learned songs and lines and...
  • Visit the Social Justice Pages on the UUA website. Read the brochure, " Engagement with the World: A Personal Perspective of Faith in...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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