Workshop 4: Social Justice Philosophy and Practice Part of The New UU In This Section Introduction From The New UU You must answer this question: What will you do with your gifts? Choose to bless the world. — Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, from the poem "Benediction" The... Workshop-at-a-Glance From The New UU Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Introductions through Social Justice History 15 Activity 2: Theodore Parker and the Craf... Spiritual Preparation From The New UU Consider the work you have done to make the world a better place. Do you consider yourself an activist? Why or why not?... Welcoming and Entering From The New UU Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Paper and pen/pencil for sign-up sheet Small table Optional: Refreshments Preparati... Opening From The New UU Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, for all participants Chalic... Activity 1: Introductions through Social Justice History From The New UU Activity time: 15 minutes Description of Activity Invite participants to introduce themselves and present a brief description of their own work with soc... Activity 2: Theodore Parker and the Crafts From The New UU Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "Theodore Parker and the Crafts" Newsprint, markers, and tape. Preparation for Activity Copy the... Activity 3: Action-Reflection Model From The New UU Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Action-Reflection Model Pens or pencils Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 1,... Activity 4: Social Justice Panel From The New UU Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Letter to Panelists Preparation for Activity Recruit a panel of people from your... Closing From The New UU Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Optional: Keyboard or other musical... Leader Reflection and Planning From The New UU What did you learn about your own social justice work and that of your congregation? Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each activity went.... Alternate Activity 1: Privilege and Oppression From The New UU Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 2, Privilege and Oppression Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 2, Privilege and Oppression, ... Alternate Activity 2: Standing on the Side of Love From The New UU Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Standing on the Side of Love Optional: Standing on the Side of Love pins, tee-shirt,... Theodore Parker and the Crafts Polly Peterson From The New UU 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. His powerful... Handout 1: Action-Reflection Model From The New UU Under the word "ACTION", write a word or phrase that represents something you have done to make the world a better place.... Handout 2: Privilege and Oppression From The New UU From Safe Congregation Handbook, Patricia Hoertdoerfer and Frederic Muir, eds. (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005). Privilege operates on... Leader Resource 1: Letter to Panelists From The New UU Personalize and adapt this letter to fit your context.... Leader Resource 2: Standing on the Side of Love From The New UU 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 rehearsed and... Find Out More From The New UU Visit the Social Justice Pages on the UUA website. Read the brochure, "Enga… with the World: A Personal Perspective of Faith in Action," by William... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: The New UU NEXT: Introduction Download all of The New UU (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.