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Workshop 13: Mirages and Oases: Idealism and Utopianism

Workshop 13: Mirages and Oases: Idealism and Utopianism
Workshop 13: Mirages and Oases: Idealism and Utopianism

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  • Humanity must ever reach out towards a New Eden. Succeeding generations smile at the crude attempts, and forthwith make their own blunders...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: An Idealistic Time 25 Activity 2: The Hopedale Community 25 Activity 3:...
  • Take a few minutes to center yourself to meditate, pray, or contemplate what is ultimate in your life. Consider the meaning of living by...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Sign-in sheet and pen/pencil Name tags and markers Workshop 1, Leader Resource 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Optional: Decorative cloth Preparation for Activity Set...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 1, Unitarian Universalist Idealism Leader Resource 2, World Situation...
  • Materials for Activity Story, "The Hopedale Community" Optional: Computer and digital projector Preparation for Activity Read the story "...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Transcendentalism Leader Resource 4, Words of the Transcendentalists Basket or bowl to pass among...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 1, Love and Power Handout 2, Of Madmen and Martyrs Optional: Computer and...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Taking It Home Optional: Faith in Action from this...
  • After the workshop, co-leaders should talk to evaluate this workshop and plan future ones. Use these questions to guide your shared...
  • Materials for Activity Two sheets of poster board Collage materials, including markers, photos, scissors, tape and glue sticks Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Brook Farm " Preparation for Activity Print out the story and prepare to read or tell it. Or,...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Fruitlands " Leader Resource 5, Louisa May Alcott, Portrait Optional: Computer and digital...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 6, Spiritualism Preparation for Activity Print out Leader Resource 6,...
  • Humanity must ever reach out towards a New Eden. Succeeding generations smile at the crude attempts, and forthwith make their own blunders...
  • The Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education of West Roxbury, Massachusetts (1841-1847) was the idea and creation of Unitarian...
  • The Con-Sociate Family of Harvard, Massachusetts (June 1843-January 1844) was popularly known as Fruitlands because its founders planned to...
  • In 1839, Adin Ballou, a radical minister who served both Universalist and Unitarian churches, was one of those who published the "Standard...
  • Excerpted from "Love and Power: The Universalist Dilemma" by the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, first presented as the John Murray...
  • Excerpted from "Of Madmen and Martyrs: A Unitarian Take on Knoxville," a blog post by Sara Robinson published July 28, 2008 on the Orcinus...
  • Unitarian Universalism has historically embraced both an exalted view of human nature and a confidence in the grace of God. Our...
  • One of the most remarkable periods of idealism for both Unitarianism and Universalism arose during the 1800s. Spurred by the mechanical and...
  • In the climate of 19th-century Romanticism, a philosophy of religion arose that incorporated the new ideal of personal emotional experience...
  • The Religion that is afraid of science dishonours God and commits suicide. It acknowledges that it is not equal to the whole of truth, that...
  • From the Unitarian Universalist Association archives.
  • The spiritualist movement that emerged in Europe and the United States in the 19th century held that humans could communicate with the...
  • Ballou, Adin. History of the Hopedale Community (Lowell, MA: Thompson and Hill — The Vox Populi Press, 1897) Buescher, John B. The Other...

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