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Workshop 5: Just War, Pacifism, and Peacemaking

Workshop 5: Just War, Pacifism, and Peacemaking
Workshop 5: Just War, Pacifism, and Peacemaking

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  • ...the citizen, before fighting, is bound to inquire into the justice of the cause which he is called to maintain with blood, and bound to...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Defining Just War 15 Activity 2: Understanding Pacifism 15 Activity 3: The...
  • Read Handout 1, Just War Theory; Handout 2, Pacifism; and Handout 3, Peacemaking. Consider these strategic and philosophical approaches to...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use), and bold markers Workshop 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Just War Theory Participant journals Pens, pencils, and extra paper Preparation for Activity Read Handout...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Pacifism Preparation for Activity Read Handout 2 and discuss with your co-facilitator any questions you...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A copy of the story " The Taft-Holmes Debate " Workshop 2, Handout 1, Prophetic,...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 3, Peacemaking Leader Resource 3, Beyond Just War and Pacifism Preparation for Activity Read Leader Resource...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What did not? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • Materials for Activity Computer with Internet connection Leader Resource 1, Statement of Conscience - Creating Peace Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 4, Taft and Holmes Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 4 for all participants. Assign roles for the debate...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Just War Theory Handout 2, Pacifism Handout 3, Peacemaking Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for...
  • ...the citizen, before fighting, is bound to inquire into the justice of the cause which he is called to maintain with blood, and bound to...
  • The United States entered World War I in April 1917. Shortly afterward, Congress passed the 1917 Espionage Act. The act made it a crime for...
  • This summary is based on information from God's War by Christopher Tyerman (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006). In the 4th century...
  • The exact meaning of the term "pacifism" can be difficult to pin down. It is used to refer to perspectives ranging from absolute rejection...
  • The 2006-2010 Study/Action Issue for the Unitarian Universalist Association asks the question: "Should the Unitarian Universalist...
  • You will present a mock debate between two great Unitarian figures from the 20th century, William Howard Taft and John Haynes Holmes. Both...
  • This statement was passed on June 25, 2010 by the delegates to the 2010 General Assembly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unitarian Universalist...
  • Holmes (left), from the Unitarian Universalist Association archives. Taft (right) from the United States Library of Congress.
  • From an article, "Prophetic Nonviolence," by Paul Rasor, which appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of UU World . Used with the author's...
  • Holmes and Taft Find biographical information for John Haynes Holmes and William Howard Taft in the Unitarian Universalist Historical...

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