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

Alternate Activity 2: Social Justice Project

Activity time: 30 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint
  • Markers
  • Easel
  • Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless)

Preparation for Activity

  • Familiarize yourself with the social justice projects of your congregation or of nearby UU congregations.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to plan a social justice project together-one in which they can build time for spiritual reflection. You can approach this discussion from many angles. Suggested questions for discussion are:

  • What kind of project would meet a need in our community?
  • What kind of project would be new to you, and might even take you out of your comfort zone?
  • What organizations and projects do we know of that we could get involved with? (List ideas on newsprint.)
  • How could the project ideas we've listed provide opportunities for spiritual deepening?
  • Which project ideas are you the most interested in?
  • Are we headed toward consensus on a project we might do together?
  • What next steps do we need to take to make it happen?

If the group agrees on a project, ensure that someone (or a group of people) takes responsibility for making it happen.

Including All Participants

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