Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit in Practice: An Adult Program for Developing A Regular Practice of the Spirit

Activity 3: Twenty-one Thoughts

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Cut Handout 1 into strips-one quote per strip-and place them in the basket.
  • If desired, make extra copies of Handout 1 for people who want to take home all the quotes.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to sit in a circle. Explain that you will pass around a basket of quotations. Participants can pick a quotation to read aloud, or let the basket pass by them if they prefer to just listen.

Going around the circle, have participants read the quotations slowly and loudly. Take a moment or two of silence between each quotation. Continue around the circle until all of the quotations have been read.

Discuss the quotations with the group:

  • Which quotations particularly spoke to you? Why?
  • Were there any you disagreed with? Why?
  • Do you know any other quotations about peace and justice that you'd like to share?

Including All Participants

You may wish to pass a cordless microphone during the reading and discussion so that participants can hear one another better.