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Workshop 5: God's Gonna Trouble the Water: Martyrs and Sacrifice

Workshop 5: God's Gonna Trouble the Water: Martyrs and Sacrifice
Workshop 5: God's Gonna Trouble the Water: Martyrs and Sacrifice

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  • Let all who live in freedom, won by the sacrifice of others, be untiring in the task begun, till everyone on earth is free. — James Reeb,...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Introduction 15 Activity 2: Michael Servetus 20 Activity 3: To Live until...
  • Consider these questions: Why was your given name chosen? Who chose it for you? (Or have you chosen it for yourself?) Were you given a...
  • 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 Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Background - Saints and Martyrs Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Print out...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Tumultuous Times in 16th Century Europe Leader Resource 2, Michael Servetus Leader Resource 3, Michael...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 4, Norbert Capek Leader Resource 5: Norbert Capek, Photograph Handout 2, Capek Prayer Plain paper...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 3, The Year 1965 Story, "James Reeb and the Call to Selma" Story, "Viola Liuzzo and the Call to Selma"...
  • Materials for Activity This Day in Unitarian Universalist History by Frank Schulman (Boston, Skinner House, 2004) Copies of Singing the...
  • Materials for Activity Pictures of Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists who died for their beliefs, including Leader...
  • 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 together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these questions to guide your...
  • Description of Activity When we know martyrs only by their final moments, the way in which they died, we are likely to say to ourselves "I...
  • Let all who live in freedom, won by the sacrifice of others, be untiring in the task begun, till everyone on earth is free. — James Reeb,...
  • James Reeb's calling emerged slowly, but steadily. He had grown up in Casper, Wyoming, where he met and married his wife Marie. A devout...
  • Ain't gonna let nobody Turn me 'round Turn me 'round Turn me round Ain't gonna let nobody Turn me 'round Gonna keep on a-walkin' Keep on a-...
  • 1509-11 Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) completed "School for Athens" fresco in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican. Set in classical times, the...
  • It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals. Oh blow ye evil winds into my body's fire; my soul you'll never unravel...
  • By any account, the year 1965 in the United States was one of upheaval and transformation. February Malcolm X was assassinated in New York...
  • In Christianity, the term "saints" originally referred to "all believers"—as in the hymn, For All the Saints. But the meaning of saint...
  • Michael Servetus (pronounced Sir-VEE-tus) (c. 1511-1553) was the most celebrated martyr of the 16th century. His writings include the first...
  • From the Unitarian Universalist Association archives.
  • Norbert Capek (1870-1942) (pronounced CHAH-pek) was a Unitarian minister who, with extraordinary energy, talent, and commitment, brought...
  • From the Unitarian Universalist Association archives.
  • See Victoria Safford's complete essay, " Living in Exile," in the online archives of UU World (March/April 2004). Servetus and Capek...

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