Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Resistance and Transformation: An Adult Program on Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History

Faith In Action: Inspiring Stories

Preparation for Activity

  • Invite three or four activist members of your congregation to join a panel and share their stories of why they are involved in social justice work, what they do, and how their social justice work reflects their Unitarian Universalist faith.
  • Plan to use a meeting space that has appropriate seating for panelists and an audience of participants. If the group is large, consider using hand-held microphones for this gathering.

Description of Activity

Convene a panel of activists from your congregation to share their stories of involvement in social justice projects and what motivates them to serve in this way. Following the panelists' sharing, invite questions from workshop participants to draw out the ways social action is connected to the panelists' spiritual and religious lives.

Afterward, gauge participant interest in working together on one of the panelists' projects or on another social justice initiative of the congregation. If there is interest, identify and assign next steps.