Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
— Baltasar Graci
This final session of Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong introduces the concepts of values and self-respect. It begins with a final round of Ethics Play and then asks what values make people virtuous. The story of Narcissus leads to a discussion of reasonable self-respect. The group talks about the values and respect their families share with other members of their congregation. Some wall-to-wall questions help the group review the four sessions that focused on ethical development. Faith in Action asks the group to create and sign an ethics covenant.
Note that Alternate Activity 3, Celebration suggests serving refreshments and having an amusing activity for the final group act of Amazing Grace. Doing this may require some extra advance planning.
This session will:
- Illustrate the relationship between values and ethical decision making
- Examine shared UU values
- Hear and discuss a story about self-esteem
- Summarize some of the issues discussed in the program
- Complete a feedback form on Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong
- Optional: Create an ethics covenant
- Optional: Clarify the definitions of several key terms from Amazing Grace.
- Consider a realistic ethical challenge
- Explore the relationship between values and virtue
- Compare narcissism and self-respect
- Understand that integrity feeds self-respect
- Affirm UU values
- Optional: Be encouraged to continue striving for virtue by way of an Ethics Covenant
- Evaluate the program.