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Workshop 2: Against the Flow: Orthodoxy and Heresy

Workshop 2: Against the Flow: Orthodoxy and Heresy
Workshop 2: Against the Flow: Orthodoxy and Heresy

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  • He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Heresy Word Association 25 Activity 2: Arius the Heretic 35 Activity 3: How...
  • Give some thought to these questions so you will arrive at the workshop centered and ready to engage with the material and the group: When...
  • 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 Handout 1, Definition of Terms Leader Resource 1, Background - Heresy Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A copy of the story " Arius the Heretic " Preparation for Activity Read the story...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 2, Would You Harbor Me? Lyrics for all participants Optional: Music player and...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian...
  • After the workshop, co-leaders should talk together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these questions to guide your...
  • Description of Activity Unitarian Universalists share this with all faiths: We hold high ideals and principles, and yet struggle to match...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 2, An Heretical History Preparation for Activity Read the transcript in...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint and markers Preparation for Activity Write on newsprint, and post: He drew a circle that shut me out -...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " What Makes a Creed ?" Five to seven name tags on strings Preparation for Activity Print out...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 3, The Racovian Catechism Handout 3, The Racovian Catechism Preparation...
  • He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    From Stories in Faith: Exploring Our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales (Boston: UUA, 2007). Arius, a...
  • By Jessica York
    Adapted from the Tapestry of Faith story "James Luther Adams," by Jessica York. Present the story Introduction and Part I, reading aloud up...
  • Orthodoxy — from Greek, orthodoxos , from orthos, "right," and doxa , "belief" Ideas held to be the standard of right belief. A standard of...
  • By Ysaye M. Barnwell
    Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew a heretic,...
  • Excerpts from an 1818 imprint which can be viewed in its entirety online: Rees, Thomas, The Racovian Catechism , with notes and...
  • Author Leonard Levy, in his book Blasphemy , notes that "heresy" is not a Hebrew term. In fact, there is no equivalent for it in the Pre-...
  • From the video Unitarian Universalism: An Heretical History , produced by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, IL, 1995. Used...
  • The Racovian Catechism was first published in 1605 in Rakow, Poland, the center of 16th-century Polish Unitarianism, the only town in the...
  • Two Unitarian Universalist Association Commission on Appraisal reports address issues raised in this workshop: Belonging: The Meaning of...

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